NPP Chairman Wontumi Warns Kennedy Agyapong About Threats on His Life
The Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, has issued a stern warning to Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, the Assin Central lawmaker and NPP flagbearer hopeful. He has vowed to take legal action if there are any repetitions of threats to his life.
Chairman Wontumi, as he is commonly known, advised Mr. Agyapong to exercise caution with his statements during his campaign tour.
Drawing parallels with previous incidents, including the tragic death of journalist Ahmed Suale, Chairman Wontumi expressed concern that the recent threats made by the Assin Central MP posed a significant risk to his safety.
He stated, “I urge you to cease all forms of insults and personal attacks against me; otherwise, I will pursue your legal apprehension. This is friendly advice. You engaged in similar behavior towards Ahmed Suale, and we must avoid a repeat. With just one month until the election, I don’t wish for your downfall. Please halt your offensive remarks and concentrate on your campaign for victory.”
During a press conference held in Kumasi, Chairman Wontumi also called upon Kennedy Agyapong to refrain from targeting Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and the NPP leadership. He emphasized that the public disapproved of his emotionally charged rhetoric and suggested a more constructive approach.
He remarked, “Ghanaians are opposed to your emotionally charged speeches. If you have any concerns to communicate, please do so in a civil manner.
You had the opportunity to meet with me during your campaign tour, as I hold a vote and could have visited polling stations, but you didn’t. Instead, you launched verbal attacks on the Regional Minister, the Education Minister, myself, the Majority Leader, and Dr. Bawumia.
How can you claim that we are causing division within the party? I have chosen not to engage in hostilities but rather encourage you to exercise caution for the betterment of the NPP.”
In conclusion, Chairman Wontumi urged Kennedy Agyapong to adopt a more measured approach and prioritize the progress of the NPP.