Kumasi, Ashanti Region – Chairman Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, has been a prominent figure within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and a significant player in Ghanaian politics. However, concerns are mounting over his behavior and rhetoric, with some warning that his actions could potentially erode support for the NPP in the crucial Ashanti Region if the party does not address the issue promptly.
Chairman Wontumi’s Behavior
Chairman Wontumi, who serves as the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, has gained notoriety for his often controversial statements and confrontational style. His recent actions, including public spats with party members and inflammatory remarks, have raised eyebrows both within the NPP and among the public.
Critics argue that Chairman Wontumi’s behavior is not in line with the decorum expected of a party leader and raises questions about his suitability for the role. They suggest that his actions could potentially alienate voters and undermine the NPP’s support in the Ashanti Region, historically considered the party’s stronghold.
Impact on NPP’s Support
The Ashanti Region has long been a stronghold for the NPP, and securing a substantial margin of votes from this region is crucial for the party’s overall electoral success. However, concerns are growing that Chairman Wontumi’s behavior could deter some voters or lead to disunity within the NPP ranks.
Political analysts point out that maintaining party unity and presenting a united front is essential in securing votes. Chairman Wontumi’s confrontational approach, they argue, could create divisions within the NPP and reduce the party’s appeal to voters who value stability and unity.
Calls for Party Intervention
As concerns over Chairman Wontumi’s behavior escalate, some NPP members are calling for the party’s leadership to intervene and address the issue. They argue that failure to rein in Chairman Wontumi’s actions could result in electoral consequences in the Ashanti Region and beyond.
Party leaders have yet to publicly comment on the matter, but pressure is mounting for them to take action. Party insiders suggest that internal discussions are underway to find a resolution that balances the need for party discipline with the desire to maintain unity.
Chairman Wontumi’s behavior as a leader within the NPP has raised concerns about its potential impact on the party’s support in the Ashanti Region. As the NPP prepares for the 2024 elections, party leaders face the delicate task of addressing these concerns and maintaining party cohesion while navigating the complexities of Ghanaian politics. The outcome of these internal deliberations will be closely watched by political observers and voters alike as the nation approaches the crucial election season.
story by: Nana Kwaku Duah