- NPP's Ashanti Regional Chairman says he orchestrated the defeat of the NDC Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak in the just ended parliamentary primaries
- Chairman Wontumi stated that he paid money to persons in the NDC to pay delegates to voted against the incumbent MP
- Chairman Wontumi indicated that the NPP in the Ashanti Region has devised the strategy of exploiting the weakness of the NDC by meddling in their internal elections
The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has claimed that he used money to influence the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) parliamentary primaries.
Bernard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, said he had his way during the opposition party’s primaries.
Speaking in an interview with Accra-based Neat FM, he said he will continue to 'frustrate' the NDC.
According to him, he will make sure the NDC fail in the 2020 general elections, adding that politics is all about money.
“Politics is about money and that is one strategy I used to have my way in the NDC primaries,” Chairman Wontumi said.
He bluffed that he masterminded the defeat of National Democratic Congress’ Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak in the NDC’s just ended parliamentary primaries.
The NDC went to the polls on Saturday, August 24 to elect its parliamentary candidates ahead of the 2020 general elections.
Among the big winners were actor John Dumelo, who was elected the party’s parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency.
The actor and entrepreneur secured 758 votes representing over 88% of the total votes cast, whiles his only contender, Suzzy Adorboe polled just 99 votes.
Incumbent MP for the Ningo Prampram Sam George Nettey was also retained as the NDC’s parliamentary candidate for the constituency.
However, Chairman Wontumi believes the NDC will still be no match for the ruling NPP in the general 2020 elections.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Akufo-Addo has appointed Edwin Provencal as new Managing Director of the Board of the Bulk Oil and Transport (BOST) Company Limited.
He takes over from George Mensah Okley, who resigned as the Managing Director of BOST.
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