Former Member of Parliament for Bantama constituency, Mr. Daniel Okyem Aboagye has suggested that the New Patriotic party (NPP) must work towards a new leadership to handle the affairs of the party in the Ashanti region.
He said, the current political dispensation in the region requires a new personality to create an enabling environment and strategy for election 2024.
The former Bantama MP stated on Akoma FM, on Monday, that the delegates must look at the bigger picture for the general interest of the party.
“If only Chairman Wontumi will take my advice, in my humble opinion, I think he should step aside and make way for new leadership. I admit he has worked hard for the party from 2016, when the party was in opposition. He has done his part but I think in my humble opinion, he should step aside for others to take over”.
The former Bantama lawmaker noted that: “The party gave him a second term after his hard work in 2016, but I believe going forward the party needs new leadership.”
Mr. Okyem Aboagye stressed that in spite of their (Okyem and Wontumi) differences arising from a legal matter before court, he would advice that Chairman Wontumi respectfully steps aside for a new leadership.
“As to who will take over, we don’t know yet, but we’ll support the right candidate in the course of time. That’s my humble advice”, he added.
The Ex-MP’s advice follows recent negative media report and the revelation last Monday by former NPP constituency chairman, Kwasi Asamoah Nti, that Chairman Bernard Antwi Bosiako allegedly sponsored independent candidates to unseat his party’s incumbent MPs and imposed Municipal and District Chief Executive nominees on his party people.
Kwasi Nti, in a radio interview with Angel FM, in Kumasi on Monday, further dared Wontumi to tell the world how and why independent candidates contested in the 2020 elections at Bekwai, Atwima Mponua, Asokwa, Kumawu and Manso Adubia Constituencies.
Some party sympathisers and former executives have also questioned his leadership style, describing it as a ‘one man show’ type of leadership.
Lately, the party is facing eviction from its rented regional Secretariat premises for alleged non-payment of rent.
The NPP Regional Director of Communications, Kwasi Kyei, however, says lawyers of both parties have scheduled to meet to address the issues amicably.