Politics of Friday, 30 November 2018
Source: Kwabena Danso-Dapaah
The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Bernard Antwi Bosiako popularly called Chairman Wontumi has warned the Kumasi Mayor, Osei Assibey Antwi over allegation that party executives in the region are allegedly plotting to have him, kicked out from office.
“Osei Assibey must be careful”, the Regional Chairman of the NPP, Mr. Bernard Antwi Bosiako warned the City Mayor on Nhyira FM morning show monitored by this reporter Kwabena Danso-Dapaah.
According to the Presiding Member (PM) of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Abraham Boadi, leadership of the party for some time now have been fighting the mayor for various contracts despite lack of expertise and resources to execute a contract.
“Let him tell us when and how as Executive of the party we took such a decision. Even that is true are we not also Ghanaians?”, the outspoken Chairman quizzed host of the ‘Kroyimusem’ political talk show, Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin.
All the elected assembly members of the Assembly are set to petition the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu and President Akufo-Addo over the Ashanti regional executives of the ruling NPP’s continues interference in operations of the Assembly.
“We the assembly members are all aware of the happing between the mayor of Kumasi Osei Assibey and the NPP regional executives. We will never allow the party to bully the mayor for doing the right thing. We are aware of what the regional minister and his camp are doing through the NADMO coordinator who doubles as first vice chairman of NPP,” Presiding Member of the Assembly, Hon. Abraham Boadi said.
“Assembly operates with local government act not political party’s interest, therefore we will make sure the mayor operates in line with the local government act. We are solidly behind the mayor. Next week we will petition Otumfuo the life patron of KMA, and the President of the republic over the issue. In fact, our petition is ready we are just waiting for Otumfuo to arrive from his foreign trip,” he noted.