The Ashanti Regional Chairman of The New Patriotic Party, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, has been accused of masterminding a deliberate attempt to maintain Eugene Boakye Antwi as NPP parliamentary candidate for Subin.
Chairman Wontumi is alleged to have flagrantly disregarded a court injunction and made his protégé, one Salifu Ahmed, the Returning Officer in an election which was abandoned by the Electoral Commission (EC) and main contender Joseph Boakye Danquah.
It is alleged that prior to the sham election, more than 200 delegates were illegally removed from the album, allowing outsiders to partake in the election widely rejected by political watchers.
Delegates in favor of J.B Danquah also accused Chairman Wontumi and his associates of setting up fake polling stations in Saturday’s so-called election, ballot stuffing, and getting people to cast multiple votes in favour of the incumbent MP, Eugene Boakye Antwi.
Speaking to the media after the declaration of the results, JB Danquah said “the electoral process could not be said to have adequately complied with the standards for elections. It is a bogus election. “He further called on his supporters and the party’s hierarchy not to recognize the results of the election and demanded ‘serious punishment’ for those who took part in the fraudulent election.