The Communication Bureau of the major opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC), in Ashanti Region has issued a week’s ultimatum to the regional chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Benard Antwi Boasiako, to retract his ‘drunkard’ comment on John Mahama.
The NDC has dared to denigrate the president in response to what Benard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, said against the former president.
This whole brouhaha stems from a viral video which captured the Ashanti Region NPP Chairman take a swipe at the former president John Mahama for spending Ghana’s money on alcoholism, hence the request to the IMF for a bailout in 2015.
Responding to Chairman Wontumi’s allegations was Deputy Communications Director for NDC in Ashanti Region, Kwaku Asafo Agyei.
Speaking on Akoma FM‘s current affairs and political show GhanAkoma Wednesday, July 6, Mr Asafo Agyei told host of the show Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin that “we the NDC have given Chairman Wontumi seven days to retract his ‘drunkard’ comment or face the full wrath of the NDC which will be more dirty than the tone he used in attacking John Mahama”.
The Deputy Communications Director for NDC further called for utmost decorum in partisan interactions to ensure sanity in the system.
Nonetheless, he dared that if the regional chairman fails to retract his comment after the ultimatum expires, there will be a full response from the NDC with same force and measure.