The former Ghana Ambassador to South Africa H.E George Ayisi Boateng has called on the delegates in Ashanti Region to vote against the incumbent regional chairman for the New Patriotic Party(NPP) Bernard Antwi Bosiako popularly known as Chairman Wontumi for a new face to break the 8.
According to the founding member, the party needs a new face and ideas in the region ahead of the 2024 general elections.
With few days left for the party’s regional executive elections H.E Ayisi Boateng has thrown his full support to Chairman Odeneho Kwaku Appiah (COKA) who he considers currently suitable to lead the party in the Ashanti region.
“If l am to make a choice among those leading members of NPP seeking to lead the region as chairman, l will choose Chairman Odeneho Kwaku Appiah also known as (COKA)”, he announced.
Hon Ayisi Boateng in an interview with Ghanatodayonline.com stated that Ashanti region NPP needs a team player, someone who will lead the party in the region and bring every party member together for people to admire the party and join hands to break the 8-year political jinx in 2024.
The regional executive elections which will come up on the 27th of May 2022 this year at the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) to elect new officers who will steer the affairs of the party for the next four years.
“The venue for the election is here at the residency of the Regional Coordinating Council,” Hon Simon Osei-Mensah, who doubles as the Chairman of the Regional Elections Committee, told the media Saturday.
He also stated that “only state security will be responsible for the election; no other security will be tolerated”.
There are five aspirants for the regional chairmanship position, they are the incumbent chairman Bernard Antwi Bosiako (Wontumi) who is number one on the ballot paper, Kofi Adum Bawuah is on the second on the ballot, former Afigya Kwabre South Constituency Chairman Odeneho Kwaku Appiah (COKA) on the third, former Asokwa constituency chairman Asare-Bediako Robert and former Member of Parliament (MP) Kwabena Owusu-Aduomi occupying the forth and fifth position on the ballot.
Some security experts have spoken against the usage of the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) for party’s election. In an interview with fraud and security expert Richard Kumadoe he stated that it is a bad precedent for ruling party to use RCC for its political activities. The RCC is a security zone conducting partisan activities at the seat of government in the region reduces the government installation to a party office.