The storm that has been blowing through the New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s Constituency branch at Asante Akyem has finally calmed, thanks to the party’s Ashante Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako.
The man who is popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, has helped in reinstating some 40 polling station executives who were suspended in August last year, Adomonline.com can report.
The polling station executives were suspended indefinitely by the Constituency Executive Committee for holding meetings with persons suspected to be prospective parliamentary aspirants including former President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known as Obour.
It was the executives contention that such meetings were in violation of the party’s regulations, hence their action.
At a forum to announce the reinstatement, Chairman Wontumi pleaded with the Executive Committee to forgive the suspended polling station executives while admonishing them to be of good behaviour.
Reacting to the regional chairman’s plea, Constituency Chairman for Asante Akyem South, Gilbert Adarkwa Yiadom, expressed the need for a united party ahead of the 2020 general elections.
“We are in agreement with our regional chairman, we need a united front to secure a resounding victory for the ‘4 more years for Nana agenda.’ We are one family, so what happened in the past will remain in the past,” he said.
The suspended executives who were elated and full of gratitude could not hide their joy, as they chanted songs and showered praises on the Chairman Wontumi for his timely intervention.
The NPP, on April 25, 2020, will hold its parliamentary primaries in the various constituencies to elect new parliamentary candidates for the 2020 general elections.