- Wontumi is saying people calling for Ayisi Boateng's dismissal are hypocrites and liars
-He says Boateng's comment was to only encourage NPP students to work hard for the party
The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako has jumped to the defense of the embattled Ghanaian diplomat, George Ayisi Boateng.
According to the NPP Chairman, people attacking Ayisi Boateng over his alleged divisive political comments are a bunch of hypocrites and liars.
Speaking on Accra-based Neat FM on Tuesday, Chairman Wontumi stated that he sees nothing wrong with the ambassador’s quest to put first the interest of his party people in his dealings.
“I support Ayisi Boateng and will support him anytime. I know that man and I believe that he has every Ghanaian at heart but if he says he will put NPP members ahead for job opportunities, I don’t see anything wrong with that because he loves them,” Wontumi told the host.
Mr. George Ayisi Boateng who is Ghana’s Ambassador to South Africa has come under public scrutiny for stating that NPP members are his topmost priority in line of his duty.
Some sections of the public are calling for his immediate removal from office over what they termed as divisive comments made while addressing the NPP student wing, the Tertiary Students’ Confederacy Network (TESCON) in Kumasi.
The diplomat is quoted to have said, “this government [NPP] is doing its best to create job opportunities and me for instance, I told my people over there [that], it is because of NPP that I’m here, so the NPP man is my priority. I told them when NDC was in power it was Kwesi Ahwoi who was there, now we are in power, so Ayisi-Boateng is here with you. My topmost priority is the problems of an NPP person before any other Ghanaian, take it or leave it.”
But Chairman Wontumi says he believes Mr. Ayisi Boateng’s statement was only to encourage the students not to give up for voting for the NPP.
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