The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has warned that the party will be at a disadvantage in the region if delegates make the mistake of voting him out in the upcoming regional elections.
According to Mr Bernard Antwi-Boasiako also known as Chairman Wontumi, his exit as regional chairman will affect the fortunes of the party in the 2024 general elections.
He said his political prowess in the region is like the football prowess of Lionel Messi of PSG.
“My exit from the region will be like Messi leaving Barcelona which has resulted in the dwindling fortunes of the team. Since the exit of Messi from Barcelona, the team has been lagging behind among its peers,” he argued.
“So my exit will affect the fortunes of the NPP in the region,” he added.
He maintained that all the people lacing their boots to contest him, cannot do the job he has been doing for the party in the region.
“These are people who do not have the capacity to continue from where I’ll leave the party if the delegates take a decision to vote against me.”
Chairman Wontumi gave this warning in an interview on Accra-based Neat FM.
He explained that he became regional chairman of the party when the party was in opposition and worked hard to bring the party back to power in 2016 and retained the party in power in 2020.