Chairman Wontumi Vows To Win Assin North Seat For NPP

Chairman Wontumi Vows To Win Assin North Seat For NPP

After the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) landslide victory in the Kumawu By-Election, the chairman of the party in the Ashanti Region, Bernard Antwi Bosiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi has announced his readiness for the impending Assin North By-Election.

The result of the 2020 Assin North Parliamentary elections was annulled by the Supreme Court on May 18, 2023, over the citizenship of the NDC parliamentarian, James Gyakye Quayson.

According to the Supreme Court, the MP had not fully renounced his Canadian citizenship at the time he was filing his forms to the Electoral Commission as dictated by the 1992 Constitution. Following the ruling, the Apex Court further directed parliament to delete his name from its records.

The seat is therefore expected to be declared vacant by the Speaker of Parliament making way for a by-election to elect a new MP.

In view of the impending by-election, Chairman Wontumi believes that although the constituency is outside his region, he is the best man to lead the NPP’s charge to wrestle it from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) which last won it in 2020.

Speaking on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana with Paul Adom Otchere, Chairman Wontumi noted, “when it comes to by-elections, it is national in nature… now people are calling me Prof. Wontumi, they are saying now I have a Ph.D. in politics, I understand politics. I have been two-time constituency chairman and three-time Ashanti Regional chairman, which is a historic feat.”

“I am just going there (Assin North) to win. I cannot wait to go to Assin North to win. Immediately I step there, I just win. Asiedu Nketiah knows that once I step there, I will win, so, we are going there to win,” he told Paul Adom-Otchere.

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