The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Bernard Antwi Boasiako (Chairman Wuntumi) has said he controls most of the executives of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He explained that he sometimes influences the decisions the biggest opposition party takes through the executives he has in his pocket.
Chairman Wontumi, for instance, claimed he is the one who advised the NDC to ensure that the incumbent Member of Parliament for Asawase, Muntaka Mubarak, goes unopposed in the NDC’s parliamentary elections, as part of the party’s preparations for the 2020 general polls.
The party recently disqualified one Mr Masawudu Mubarick from contesting against the lawmaker, paving the way for Mr Mubarak to be declared the automatic candidate for the Asawase constituency for the 2020 polls.
Speaking to Accra based Accra FM on Wednesday, 4 September 2019, Chairman Wontumi said: “I won’t brag over this but the reality is that I control most of the executives of the NDC; some of them are on my payroll. And, so, I determine how they run their affairs in the party.”
“In the case of the Asawase primaries, I told them to ensure that Muntaka goes unopposed and they have acted in accordance with my order.”