Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, popularly called Chairman Wontumi on Tuesday moved to Ada to seek first hand information that could lead to the unravelling of the mystery surrounding the whereabouts of the missing hip-life musician, Castro and his friend, Janet, who seemingly drowned on Sunday July 6.
Wontumi was accompanied by political satirist and sensational musician Barima Sidney and Yaw Adomako Baafi, a lawyer and a member of the NPP Communication team.
“Castro is a personal friend of mine and I became greatly worried when we started to hear all those reports and it was confusing because some of the reports were contradictory so we decided to go to Ada to get first hand information on what actually happened and where we have reached. We got here at 6:00 am and we have spoken to several groups and individuals,” Chairman Wontumi explained to NEWS-ONE.
Asked if the trip yielded any fruitful results that could help in the search, Wontumi said the situation was a difficult one, yet all hope was not lost.
“All I can say is that we should pray and continue to pray. We have to believe in God and rely on God at this point. There are a few revelations we were made to understand, so let us keep praying to God and believe all things are possible with God,” Wontumi added.
Prior to the trip to Ada, Wontumi had criticised President John Mahama for remaining silent on the development.
“The President, John Mahama should have come out to say something to Ghanaians and Castro’s family. Castro has become a national asset and the President should have come out to tell us the whereabouts of Castro and Janet and the outcome of the search. He can even bring in foreign divers to help in the search. His silence is worrying and we are all getting worried.
“Castro is a public figure and I don’t know why the President cannot give the nation some hope or some assurance to calm the several worried Ghanaians… If the Marine Police are working, it does not mean the President should remain silent. If this was in America, Obama would have come out with a statement. I am worried. President Mahama must come out to tell us where Castro is. Castro served Ghana and this tragedy happened to him, I have not eaten because Castro is part of the persons who entertain the several millions of Ghanaians,” Wontumi added.
Barima Sidney, after the trip, wrote on this facebook wall: “If Jesus says yes!! Volta Lake has no say…myself and Chairman Wontumi, Adomako Baafi currently in Ada….more revelations.”