Bernard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi has been re-elected as the Ashanti Regional chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) despite pollsters’ forecast that he was going to lose.
It will be his third term in office to steer the affairs of the Elephant family in the lead up to the 2024 elections dubbed: “Breaking the 8“.
He earlier served as constituency chairman for Bosomtwe before becoming Regional Chairman in 2014, won his re-election bid in 2018 and has been retained to lead again from 2022 to 2026.
He polled a total of 464 votes as against that of his rival chairman Odeneho Kwaku Appiah (COKA), who got 306 votes.
Odeneho Kwaku Appiah entered the chairmanship race having served as constituency chairman for Afigya Kwabre South for close to 20 years.
Robert Asare Bediako, a former Asokwa Constituency chairman who was entering the contest for the second time came third with 20 votes. In his first attempt in 2018, he pulled out of the race at the last minute to allow Wontumi to go unopposed.
Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, a former Member of Parliament for Ejisu, who lost a re-election bid as MP in 2019, losing to Dr John Kumah was entering the regional contest for the first time and came fourth with nine votes.
Oheneba Kofi Adum Bawuah managed with three votes for the fifth position.
Source: Daily Mail GH