Politics of Tue, 3 Apr 20186
Wontumi predicts 96% win in Ashanti polls
The incumbent Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, aka, Chairman Wontumi, has predicted a landslide win of 96% of the party’s upcoming regional polls.
The firebrand politician who calls himself ‘The Governor of Ashanti’ will be locking horns with the former Asokwa Constituency Chairman of the elephant family, Robert Asare-Bediako should all things go as planned.
In the view of Wontumi the upcoming regional polls which is scheduled to be held in Ejura is a “no contest” for him at all looking at the pedigree of his competitor.
Interacting with Accra-based local radio station, Okay FM, on Tuesday, Wontumi said he was very optimistic that 96% of the total valid votes will come his way, stressing that his good works will do the magic for him.
On Monday, April 2, 2018, news about Mr. Asare-Bediako stepping down for Wontumi to go unopposed went viral but the former Asokwa Constituency Chairman has dispelled those rumours and further urged his campaign team and supporters to remain resolute with their decision since he has no intention of quitting the contest.
But in the view of Wontumi, Mr. Asare-Bediako’s presence in the contest does not bother him, believing that he will still sail away with landslide victory.
“If Asare-Bediako will step down from the race or not, the value is the same. I am going to win 96% of the votes”, he stressed.
The much anticipated regional polls is expected to take off from April 21 to 24, 2018.