Politics of Fri, 18 May 201857
We will force Mahama to contest – Wontumi
The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Bosiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi says former president John Mahama will be forced to contest the NDC’s flagbearership slot.
He believes President Mahama will be the easiest candidate for the NPP to beat, saying he will personally make sure the NDC presents John Mahama as the presidential candidate for the NDC.
“Whenever I hear former President John Dramani Mahama is coming for 2020, I become happy. I pray every day that the NDC brings former President Mahama”, he said.
Chairman Wontumi noted that the NPP would improve on its 2016 votes of 1.2 million by 2 million votes in the Ashanti region.
According to him, since 1992 when democratic rule started in Ghana, “four people have been elected to lead Ashanti Region NPP and I am the fourth one and the only one who retained the seat as a regional chairman.
“Nobody had ever retained the seat for a second term like me or nobody had had eight years, but I have broken that jinx. It was God,” he bragged.