The Ashanti Region office of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Krofrom in the Kumasi metropolis has been reportedly locked up by the owner of the property.
The party’s daily activities at the office have since been halted due to the closure.
According to some residents, the landlady of the facility evicted the ruling NPP from the office about 3 weeks ago.
It will be recalled that the landlady of the facility in November 2021 threatened to close down the office over unpaid rent.
She said the NPP Ashanti Region branch headed by Bernard Antwi Bosiako, well known as Chairman Wontumi, had refused to pay her 3-year rent arrears of an amount of GH¢36,000.
The case forced Chairman Wontumi, the Ashanti NPP Regional Chairman, to tour various radio and TV stations to debunk the landlady’s claim.
He said the party had paid all rent arrears and was going to sue the woman for defamation.
However, the office has been shut down by the landlady.
A close source has hinted that the party’s affairs in recent times are being administered at Wontumi’s radio and TV stations premises at Asokwa.
Meanwhile, the NPP’s yet-to-be-completed party office at Asafo Dadiesoba has been left to rot in the bush despite.
Some party members have argued that Wontumi looks unconcern about the closure because once the affairs of the party are managed in his media houses, he will seize the opportunity to manipulate the impending NPP regional elections.