The Ashanti Regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, has served notice to persons seeking to unseat him from his post, that they may end up wasting their resources and he will still emerge victorious.
He said that he is well grounded in the party and there is no way he can lose any election with any upcoming contenders unless when the party opens for nominations in the future.
Mr. Boasiako, popularly known as Wontumi, indicated that no contenders in the party will match up to him and will rather advise them to save their resources for other purposes other 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 explained.
His response was in reaction to claims that the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Bantama constituency, Henry Kwabena Kokofu, intends running for the position regional chairman of the party.
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.
It said when he lost his primaries, he was seen campaigning for his opponent, a practice which is unpopular in our body politics.
A statement by the group issued in Kumasi noted that Kokofu tirelessly defended and campaigned for the party and should not be subjected 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 Kwesiminstim constituency, when he was seen on several campaign platforms in and outside the constituency campaigning for the then embattled parliamentary can
didate Mr. Joe Mensah and the then flag bearer now, President Akufo Addo” the statement added.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Nsiah Yeboah, Kumasi