One of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) communicators in the Ashanti Region, Moro Yakubu has expressed joy over what he described as the ‘third coming’ of the New Patriotic Party Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi, popularly known as Wontumi.
According to Moro Yakubu, retaining Wontumi will be one of the biggest wins for the NDC as the party will easily snatch more seats and automatically close the percentage margin in the 2024 elections.
“We’ve heard all the noise making rounds. It’s a good call that Wontumi, the man who promised to win all 47 seats in Ashanti for the NPP and in turn disgraced the party is contesting again. What happened in the previous elections will be repeated. Mark it!”
He made this statement on Purefm’s flagship program, Pure Morning Drive(PMD) hosted by Kwame Adinkrah.
When asked by show host why he made those assertions, Mr Yakubu, sounding more confident said;
“We’ve tested the waters and are rest assured that with Wontumi in the ‘boat’ we’ll smile at the storm. This is a cool chop for us. Let the NPP retain him and the Ashanti region is a done deal. He stressed.
With about four months until election 2020, Chairman Wontumi in a radio interview averred that he’ll resign if NPP doesn’t win all 47 parliamentary seats in the region. His party however lost 4 parliamentary seats to the NDC and 1 to an independent candidate, all in the Ashanti Region. He has since not resigned
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will begin the process of electing its officers from all polling stations to the top, starting from January 2022.
The election, which is a party constitutional directive, is expected to be held in all branches of the ruling political party, and it is to ensure proper management of the NPP going into the 2024 general election when President Akufo-Addo, who brought them to power in 2016, will be concluding his second term in office.