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Forgive me and let’s work together – NPP Manhyia South chairman ‘begs’ Wontumi after NAPO’s appointment

Richard Adjei Mensah Ofori Atta alias Chairman Tom Tom, the Manhyia South constituency chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has issued an apology to the Ashanti Regional chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, also known as Chairman Wontumi, over some comments he made against him amid the verbal clashes between the camps of Chairman Wontumi and Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Member of Parliament for Manhyia South.

In an interview with Pure FM, Ofori Atta expressed his belief that the time has come for both factions to bury their differences and support Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in winning the 2024 elections.

He reasoned that the appointment of Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh as the running mate to Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for the 2024 elections should bring an end to the internal division.

Ofori Atta expressed his willingness to team up with Chairman Wontumi and the regional campaign team to secure the 2024 elections for the NPP.

“We have resolved every issue. I want to leverage your platform to send a message to our regional chairman, Wontumi, that if I said something wrong during the chaotic moments, I’m sorry, and he should forgive me. I have already met him and spoken to him, but I believe I have to make it public.

“If we don’t unite and support him to deliver in the Ashanti Region, then we have no business going into the elections. The one thing we need going into this election is unity, and I believe we should all work for it. As the constituency chairman, I have no option but to support the regional chairman. Let me repeat once again that if I said something to him and it didn’t sit well with him, I apologize. He should forgive me, and let’s all unite,” he said.

The comments by Ofori Atta come on the back of the confirmation of Matthew Opoku Prempeh, also known as NAPO, as the running mate of the NPP candidate Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for the 2024 elections.

On Thursday, July 5, 2024, the National Council of the NPP gave its total backing to Dr. Bawumia’s recommendation to have NAPO as his partner for the elections.

The General Secretary of the NPP, Justin Kodua Frimpong, who described Dr. Opoku Prempeh as “charismatic” and “bold,” said he deserves the position.

“I am happy to report that after the necessary consideration, the NC unanimously endorses Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh as the running mate of Dr. Bawumia,” the General Secretary of the NPP is quoted as having said at a press conference on Thursday.

“He is a charismatic, bold leader who excelled at the Ministry of Education and at Energy,” he said.

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