Politics of Monday, 14 December 2015
Ashanti Regional Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, a.k.a ‘Chairman Wontumi’ has refuted claims by the NDC youth in Amenfi West that the churches in the constituency have given their auditorium to raise funds to support the NPP’s campaign for Tuesday’s by-election.
A member of the NDC Youth in Amenfi West, Samuel Okwan in a press release expressed dismay and questioned why some major churches at Asankrangua in the Amenfi West Constituency allowed ‘Wontumi’ and the NPP to raise funds at their places of worship.
“We just can’t understand the motivation to which these churches had to an extent of allowing the Ashanti regional Chairman of the NPP to raise funds to aid their campaign at their respective churches.
“Information we have gathered tells us that these churches, Methodist church, the church of Pentecost, the Assemblies of God church and the Christian Divine church all at Samreboi, allowed their churches to be used as a platform to solicit funds to aid the NPP towards the upcoming bye elections”.
But ‘Chairman Wontumi’ in a response on Okay Fm’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ Morning Show said the NPP didn’t raise any fund for itself in the ongoing by-election campaign in Amenfi West, but rather raised those funds as offertories for the churches.
He was of the view that the NDC cannot stand the heat in the by-election, hence this unfounded allegation by the NDC youth in the Amenfi West.
“We never raised funds for the NPP but for the churches. The NDC cannot stand the heat in the by-election…I went to the churches to pray to God for victory for the NPP’s Parliamentary candidate in the by-election and for Nana Akufo -Addo; we only helped to raise funds as offertories and not for campaign,” he stated.