Chairman Wontumi has disputed accusations by a ‘hardworking member of his team’ that he spent over one trillion old Ghana cedis to achieve re-election as Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling NPP.
Andy Owusu, his special aide, claimed Duncan Opoku Boateng was poking fun or speaking out of ignorance.
Chairman Wontumi NEVER spent so much money to obtain the regional chairmanship. He, however, supplied transportation to delegates like all other hopefuls, and that can NEVER exceed 01 trillion.
“Perhaps Duncan Opoku Boateng was joking or ignorant. What’s 1 Trillion? Ghana’s GDP: 0 trillion? Does Ghana’s richest individual have $1 trillion? “Be serious,” the message said.
In an interview with GhanaWeb, Opoku Boateng stated he was startled by how much Wontumi spent and that he only assumed his employer was affluent before the elections.
No NPP Ashanti Regional candidate spent more than Wontumi, he said.
“This election was flexible… From day one, we’ve spent at least 1 trillion (cedis) in Chairman Wontumi’s camp… We’ve spent over $1 trillion, I swear (cedis). I’ll explain.
People claim Wontumi is wealthy. This election made me think he’s wealthy despite never seeing his cash. Over 1 trillion cedis were spent. Wontumi sent the most money, he said.
STATEMENT: Wontumi Never Spent Over 01 Trillion In Winning Regional Election
The attention of the Office of the newly elected Ashanti Regional Chairman of NPP, Mr Bernard Antwi Boasiako popular known as Chairman Wontumi has been drawn to an online publication by www.ghanaweb.com with the headline, “Wontumi Spent over 01 trillion in winning the regional election-Aide Alleges”
According to www.ghanaweb.com, it was an interview between Top FM and Duncan Opoku Boateng.
We wish to put on record that, Chairman Wontumi NEVER spent such an amount of money to win the Regional Chairmanship contest. Just like all other aspirants, Chairman Wontumi provided means of transportation to delegates and that can NEVER amount to over 01 trillion.
Maybe Duncan Opoku Boateng was either making fun or speaking out of ignorance. Does he know the value of 01 Trillion? Does the total GDP of Ghana even reach 01 trillion? Does the Rich person in Ghana even have 01 Trillion? Let’s be serious for once.
We would like to also put on record that, the ONLY OFFICIAL AIDE and OPERATION MANAGER of Chairman Wontumi is Mr Andy Owusu. Mr Duncan Opoku Boateng is one of the Harding working team members for Chairman Wontumi but not the special Aide. We would like to entreat the general public, media houses and the New Patriotic Party to completely disregard the misleading publication by Top FM and www.ghanaweb.com.
For and on behalf of Chairman Wontumi.
Mr Andy Owusu
Special Aide to Chairman Wontumi