Politics of Friday, 5 October 2018
The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Bosiako, has chided the former Mayor of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu over his decision to contest for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential primaries.
Mr Bonsu, deemed as a friend of former President John Dramani Mahama, shocked many when he declared his intention to join the flagbearership race of the NDC.
The former Kumasi mayor joins other party stalwarts such as former President John Dramani Mahama, and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), Prof Joshua Alabi.
His announcement brings to twelve (12), the number of people who have so far given indications to lead the NDC for election 2020.
But his announcement, according to Chairman Wontumi, was not surprising because the NDC was losing relevance in Ghana’s body politic.
He said Kojo Bonsu has committed what he calls acts against traditional leaders in the Ashanti Region and has been punished spiritually thereby rendering his political life useless.
“Kojo Bonsu is completely dead. He has been killed spiritually by some smaller gods in Kumasi and that is why he was unable to work well as a major. Unlike Asiedu Nketia who is on life support, he (Bonsu) is dead politically. He won’t even resurrect from the dead should we try to.
“What achievement can he boast of as the then mayor of Kumasi how much more a presidential candidate. He should just find somewhere and hide because there is nothing he can do politically,” he said on Accra based Neat FM.