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Forgive me – Former Fomena NPP Chairman begs Ashanti MPs

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‘’I pray for God’s forgiveness and also plead with all Members of Parliament in the Ashanti Region to forgive me. I didn’t think through most of my actions then, I’m sorry’’. These were the words of a former New Patriotic Party(NPP) chairman for Fomena constituency in the Ashanti Region.
Mr Akwasi Anti Asamoah made this passionate plea on Angel in the Morning, hosted by Kwame Tanko.
According to him, he has championed certain decisions and actions which he believes has caused the party greatly. One of such decisions he claims is engineering an agenda to retain Wontumi as regional chairman in 2018.

‘’I joined a team of over forty (40) constituency chairmen from the Ashanti region to meet the President at the Jubilee House on one of our usual visits. That team was led by myself, Odeneho Kwaku Appiah and Chairman Aikens of Bosomtwe constituency. To the dismay of the team, I didn’t even deliver the message for which we visited but rather pleaded with the president to call Asare Bediako to rescind his decision to contest the chairmanship position and to retain Wontumi.

Mr Anti said he was bent on retaining the incumbent regional chairman such that he refused advice from all individuals who matter in decision making in the region.
‘’Not even calls by renowned MPs and party leaders in the region and beyond could change my mind. I was firm with my decision. But what did I get in return? Insults and display of ungratefulness. As I speak, I’ve made enemies for myself. I can confidently say that about 3 out of the 44 NPP MPs are on my side.’’

The former chairman suggested that coming events cast their shadows before them, stressing, “the one I campaigned and stood for has not only caused the party a great loss, but has also disorganised the party front. This won’t repeat in the coming year’’ he said, shaking his head.

He announced intentions to contest 2nd Vice regional Chairman in the coming primaries next year.

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