Politics of Friday, 14 July 2017
Outspoken Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako has served notice to persons seeking to unseat him from his current post, that they may end up wasting their resources and will still emerge vanquished.
He boasted that he is well grounded in the party and there is no way he can lose any election to any upcoming contenders unless he decides not to contest when the party opens for nominations in the future.
Chairman Wontumi as affectionately called, said no contender in the party will match up to him and will rather advise them to save their resources for other purposes rather than invest in an internal party contest.
“I am telling you that I will go into this election as an unopposed candidate. I am not saying no one should contest me but the truth is that they will always be wasting their money because I have paid my dues in the party and it is there for everyone to see,” he stressed.
His response was in reaction to claims that the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Bantama Constituency, Henry Kwabena Kokofu intends running as regional chairman of the party.
It also follows calls by a group rooting for the former lawmaker who is yet to confirm if indeed he will run for the party position or otherwise.
Meanwhile, a group calling itself concerned friends and fans of Henry Kokofu has appealed to the leadership of the party to consider giving a befitting position to Mr Kokofu considering his expertise, experience and loyalty to the party.
A statement issued in Kumasi noted that Mr Kokofu deserves the necessary recognition in Nana Akufo-Addo’s government which he merits. It said when he lost his primaries he was seen campaigning for his opponent, a practice which is unpopular in our body politics.
The statement indicated that Mr Kokofu tirelessly defended and campaigned for the party and shouldn’t subject him to such public ridicule because he has successfully paid his dues at all levels.
“Mr Kokofu has been of immense help especially for us in the Kwesiminstim constituency when he was seen on several campaign platforms in and outside the constituency campaigning for the then embattled parliamentary candidate Mr Joe Mensah and the then flagbearer now, President Akufo-Addo,” it said. –