Politics of Tue, 15 May 201857
Wontumi is miles ahead of me when it comes to ignorance – Bantama MP
Member of Parliament for Bantama in the Ashanti Region, Daniel Okyem Aboagye, has fired Ashanti Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, describing him as “illiterate and ignorant”.
The MP’s damning description of his regional chairman follows an ongoing tussle between the two gentlemen over a property, which is currently before the law courts.
Speaking on Atinka’s FM AM Drive with host Kaakyire Ofori Ayim Tuesday, the angry MP said: “I hold two MBAs in Chartered Accountancy from the United States of America and Wontumi is a school dropout from Prempeh College. He is miles ahead of me when it comes to ignorance.”
Chairman Wontumi allegedly defied a court order to vacate the residential property.
Mr. Antwi Boasiako allegedly restrained court officials and police from entering the premises to enforce the court order to take over the house at Atasomanso in Kumasi.
“I understand simple common law and my lawyer has briefed me on the dispute to understand and he [chairman Wontumi] doesn’t understand the law and you should tell him to provide the original document to the law court if he has the accurate document,” the Bantama MP fumed.
He said he will sue Chairman Wontumi for contempt for restraining court officials and police from entering the premises.
The residential property has been in dispute between the defunct Noble Dream Microfinance, its former Chief Executive, Ezekiel Owusu Afriyie, Endurance Oti Boateng and other directors on one hand and Mr. Okyem Aboagye who had acquired it by auction, on the orders of a Kumasi High Court.
However, Mr. Antwi Boasiako told Atinka Fm that he has original documents from Ezekiel Owusu Afriyie who has been restrained by a Kumasi High Court to claim the property.