Dear Chairman Wontumi, officially known as Bernard Antwi Boasiako, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Our open letter to you, today is to remind you of a few important things you may have forgotten. Indeed, it has to do with your never-ending antagonism of Kwabena Agyapong, the suspended General Secretary of the NPP, your party; the elephant party both of you belong.
Chairman, at our last check, Kwabena Agyapong was on suspension and not a dismissal. We also do remember you were not the authority that sanctioned his suspension.
It is therefore surprising that his attempt to warm his way back into the party he has served all his adult life has been met with so much resistance from you. The consistency and crudeness with which you have opposed all the reconciliatory gestures and Mr. Agyapong’s reinstatement into the position he vacated has the trappings of vindictiveness.
We are not too sure if such traits are welcoming of the regional of a major political party as the NPP.
It is not an exemplary attitude required of the ‘father for all’ posture a Regional Chair should adopt.
Anyway… it is a matter of choice of style of leadership and you are entitled to who you chose to like or dislike or who you chose to persecute or not. We cannot fault you over that.
Our little issue however, has to do with the slanderous allegations from you and especially the continues nature of it although not a single shred of evidence has been put out by you.
You see, ours is a multi-party democracy and the conduct of the players of our partisan stakeholders are largely influenced by their leaders.
Therefore, when a political leader is consistently heard hopping from one radio station to another, across regions, spewing negative and defamatory comments against a senior political college of same party, it sends wrong signals and a bad example to all.
If it is true that Mr. Agyapong has misconducted himself in a way that is against the laws of the NPP or the laws of Ghana, we believe there are appropriate and laid down channels of addressing such issues.
What is the use of the NPP’s laid down regulations of addressing grievances and complaints if a whole regional chairman, when aggrieved, ignores the part’s regulations and embarks on a never-ending media trial?
Ordinarily, the party’s disciplinary committee should have stepped in and without even waiting for a filed complaint.
One would have thought that instead of feeding shopping for negative news on a high-ranking party official who has served at the National Executive level of the party, that energy should have been channeled in telling the good deeds of the current President, Nana Akufo-Addo.
We leave you with a saying from the Bible in 1 Corinthians 10:23 that: “I have the right to do anything—but not everything is beneficial. I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.”
Dear Chairman Wontumi…. It is not too late to start to do what is right.