April 22, 2024


Reports from various sections of the media indicate that Ashanti Regional Chairman for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Bernard Antwi Boasiako known popularly as Wontumi has been cleared by the Kumasi Traditional Council.

He was cleared after a chief argued in his favour stating that the Chairman was talking about his political kingdom and not the Ashanti Kingdom.

Reports say his accusers, Kokosuhene, and Nana Kwaku Duah, were advised to abstain from bringing political issues to the Manhyia Palace.

“The constitution says that chiefs should refrain from active politics… when the comments were being made Nana Kokosohene should have left the moment, he heard Wontumi say that he cannot even challenge a statement made by the Okyeame – he shouldn’t have sat there,” the chief said in Twi.

The Ashanti Regional Chairman for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, appeared before the Kumasi Traditional Council.

This was after he failed to appear before the council last week because of claims that he was ill.

The chairman, who is popularly known as Wontumi, is seen in the company of the Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, NPP National Chairman Stephen Ntim, the party’s General Secretary Justin Koduah Frimpong and the Ashanti Regional Minister.

Wontumi was summoned over some unsavoury words he used against Otumfuo Osei Tutu during the parliamentary vetting of the political party.

The last time the leadership of the NPP was at a meeting with the Kumasi Traditional Council, they insisted that Wontumi needed to be there regardless of his health condition.

Some chiefs suggested that if the NPP Chairman is not produced, the political party will be banned from campaigning in the region and his media outfit closed down.



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