A group of NPP communicators has risen to the defense of Chairman “Wontumi”; the Ashanti regional chairman for the ruling party following media reports that the NPP is highly indebted to owners of the edifice serving as the regional party office.
Few days ago, Angel Fm aired a story to the effect that regional party executives and for that matter Chairman “wontumi” as claimed by some members of the family have hitherto failed to fulfill to the fullest their rental obligation vis-à-vis hiring of the building.
Other allegations are that, bills on utilities have ballooned unreasonably and that the regional chairman has brushed under the carpet the need to settle accumulated debts on water and electricity bills.
At a press briefing held in Kumasi on Monday 22nd November 2021, members of the group called “Wontumi’s Campaign Communication Professionals” snubbed the charges, describing them as diabolic orchestrations aimed at tarnishing “Wontumi’s” image and shipwrecking his chances of sustaining his position as the Ashanti regional chairman.
Leader for the highly peeved group Boateng Duncan by way of pressing home his defense explained that “Wontumi” owes nobody and that he made a full payment covering 10 years tenancy duration the day he hired the building.
“He made that payment from his own pocket money. Chairman Wontumi fulfilled every payment. Not even a pesewa is left”, he noted.
“That news is not true. It is full of propaganda and must be treated with every contempt it deserves. Even the party has met with the family and the family has confirmed that Chairman Wontumi doesn’t owe them..
The news that came out was fake. Those who orchestrated the whole story, some of their nieces and nephews who don’t have any right or details about how this particular apartment was rented out to NPP came out and laisse with that reporter and gave him that false information to broadcast”.