A spokesperson for the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has accused the National Security apparatus of masterminding a near-murder attack on his boss; Bernard Antwi Boasiako popularly called Chairman Wontumi, on Thursday, May 8, 2014.
Speaking in an interview with Peacefmonline.com, the Spokesperson who gave his name as Richster Oscar disclosed that the current National Security Coordinator, Mr. Yaw Donkor and a section of the Security service deployed officers led by one Emmanuel Amedeka to the Ashanti Region around 6pm to ambush Chairman Wontumi.
“They came by flight and later used an unmarked vehicle but their activities were being monitored by us constantly,” he revealed.
According to Oscar, they were reliably informed that the officers have been given instructions to “kill” the Ashanti Regional NPP Chairman, simply because he (Chairman Wontumi) had granted an interview to an Accra-based radio station, Neat 100.9 FM and slammed President John Dramani Mahama for “disrespecting” Ashantis.
Mr. Antwi Boasiako alleged that President Mahama was “nearly slapped” by an unknown young man over his “yen tie obia” comment he made during his tour to the Region.
Though the President was fortunate to escape the slap, according to Chairman Wontumi, the people of Ashanti Region are prepared to reply him when he visits the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II during his 15th year anniversary this weekend.
The Spokesperson narrated that, in view of the comments made by Mr. Antwi Boasiako on Neat FM, the current National Security Coordinator, Mr. Yaw Donkor and the immediate past National Coordinator, Col. Larry Gbevlo Lartey machinated the plot to assassinate his boss.
“They dispatched them, this Amedeka with four boys that they should come to Kumasi. There’s nowhere they can find Chairman Wontumi…They showed them where he (Wontumi) could be located…When they get him, they should kill him. Then, they relate it to Nana – Alan issue because Wontumi is now battle-ready for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to become a flagbearer. So, they will not link it to the National Security. But unknown to them, from their arrival in Kumasi, their activities were constantly under surveillance…
“Emmanuel Amedeka said because my boss spoke about President Mahama; that is the reason why they plotted to kill him and the meeting was held between him, National Security Coordinator, Yaw Donkor, Brigadier Nunoo-Mensah and the outgoing National Security Coordinator, Larry Gbevlo Lartey…,” Chairman Wontumi’s Spokesperson revealed.