Wontumi flanked by the present and ex-NPP chairmen at Kumawu and others
New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumawu Constituency Philip Basoa will contest the November 7 elections on the ticket of the party.
The current executives of the party and their predecessors have backed the sitting MP to contest unopposed.
They consequently informed the party’s leadership of their decision in the region in Kumasi on Wednesday.
The Ashanti Regional NPP Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako aka ‘Wontumi,’ told DAILY GUIDE that he was happy that the party’s members at Kumawu had finally smoked the peace pipe, noting that the move is positive for the NPP.
He stated that the NPP is poised to win 90 percent of votes in the Ashanti region during the November polls, stressing that the party was counting on Kumawu, where the NPP commands a lot of support, to play a vital role.
The NPP failed to elect its parliamentary candidate at Kumawu due to an impasse between two factions supporting Joseph Danso, current chairman and Akwasi Adusei, the ex-chairman.
Joseph Danso’s faction supports Hon. Basoa, the incumbent MP, while Akwasi Adusei’s faction, made up of the former NPP executives, was opposed Philip Basoa’s candidature.
As part of the treaty, Akwasi Adusei had been appointed to the council of elders, while his supporters would take party positions in the constituency such as deputy organizer, research officer, deputy women organizer, communications director and deputy youth organizer.
Akwasi Adusei said he and his supporters agreed to soften their stance and decided to throw their weight behind Philip Basoa because they believe that he could help Nana Akufo-Addo to win more votes.
He commended Chairman Wontumi for his vision and efforts which had helped to resolve the impasse between the two factions, assuring that they would unite and campaign vigorously for the MP and Nana Akufo-Addo to win the elections.
On his part, Joseph Danso stated that with unity, the party would win 90 percent of valid votes at Kumawu to help Nana Akufo-Addo become president and restore Ghana to the path of prosperity.
From I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi