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Chairman Wontumi Faces Stiff Competition As COKA Officially Files Nominations To Contest Regional Chairmanship position



Aspiring Ashanti Regional chairman, Chairman Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, has filed his nomination forms to contest the New Patriotic Party (NPP) chairmanship position in the region which is officially sending signal to the incumbent chairman, Bernard Antwi Bosiako .

Chairman Odeneho Kwaku Appiah who is affectionately called COKA filed his forms at the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) on Monday May 16, 2022.

The nomination forms were however filed by a campaign team member for team COKA, Mr Keskin Opoku.

He was welcomed by a cheerful crowd of supporters clad in NPP colours.
The forms were received by the Chairman of Elections Committee, who doubles as the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon Simon Osei Mensah.

Speaking to the media, after filling the forms, Mr Keskine Opoku said it was obvious that Chairman Odeneho Kwaku Appiah Appiah is the one most delegates are rooting for.

He added that, he was very optimistic that COKA will win the Ashanti Regional chairmanship race which has been scheduled come between May 27th and May 29th, 2022.

He however called on the NPP fraternity to avoid strife and acrimony in the coming primaries.

“Our aspiring candidate is a unifier and so we expect all his supporters and the NPP family to avoid any act that will divide the party”. He said.


He holds a  post-graduate from University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) with strong background in Peace, Security and Intelligence Management.

He has worked in various fields and has gathered experiences which have spun the field of good governance, gender issues, youth work, general management and development.

He is an astute businessman and a private Business Executive who has spent over 20 years working in the management of business across the hospitality, construction, transportation, haulage services.

His managerial skills have enabled him to own several businesses in Ghana, as a result the Director, Longford Royal Group Limited and member of the Board of Directors for Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

He is a judicious politician who has held various political positions from the constituency and national and also serves on many committees.

Odeneho Kwaku Appiah was a polling station executive and government appointee at Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA).

He was the regional financial secretary during F.F Anto’s chairmanship, and currently the outgiong  constituency chairman in the Afigya Kwabre South constituency of the Ashanti Region.

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