It seems the clash between Chairman Wontumi and the Manhyia North MP, Collins Owusu Amankwah was blown out of its proportion. As a matter of fact MP for Manhyia North says Regional Chairman, Antwi Boasiako popularly called Chairman Wontumi was not to blame for slapping him and assaulting his constituency secretary.
Shedding light on the whole incident, Mr Collins said that the reason he was slapped by Chairman Wontumi was because of a false circulating rumour by the NDC aspiring MP, Nana Osei Bamfothen that he (Collins) was instructing people to go round polling stations with cutlasses to cause havoc at the polls. It had however, angered the NPP Ashanti Regional Chairman, Wontumi causing him to slap the Manhyia North MP alongside his secretary, Felix Ibrahim.
Making a comment on the incident, he said he has always been in good terms with Chairman Wontumi. He said he loved his Regional Chairman and won’t want to hold any grudge against him especially when there is an election to win. The MP as it appears has decided to put everything past him and look forward to seeing his party winning in the coming elections.
The incident took place on May 1 in Krofrom, during the Limited Biometric Voters Registration Exercise. It was immediately reported to the Kumasi Police Headquarters. Chairman Wontumi was subsequently declared wanted by the police after which he turned himself in. Half way into the judicial process, Chairman Wontumi was granted bail after his counsel prayed court to grant the party time to settle the case internally.
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Mr Collins and Chairman Wontumi have really proven that the case is a ‘family matter’ as the two are said to have reconciled at the house of NPP’s Ashanti Council of Elders, Appateng Appiah Menka in Kumasi on May 8.