Highly peeved grassroot supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) stormed the Ashanti regional party office this morning. Invading the forecourt of the regional office on Wednesday 8th December 2021 around 10:00 am, they protested against the Regional Chairman Mr. Benard Antwi Bosiako a.k.a “Wontumi” and challenged him on why he has deliberately sat on funds and withheld all juicy opportunities allocated for them from presidency as a reward for their hard work.
They demanded Chairman Wontumi provides them answers on whether the party NEC and for that matter, President Akufo -Addo has reserved slots for them and if yes, why has none of the grassroot who are members of NPP identifiable groups not been considered for any of such political opportunities?“Since we supported the party, none of us have even been recruited into police, immigration, custom, army or any of the job opportunities”, a red-eyed member noted amidst tears.
Addressing the media, the group swore heaven and earth to face the party executives squarely at the venue marked for the upcoming national delegates conference slated for 18- 19th December 2021,Heroes Park,Kumasi.
“We are sending this strong warning to them. If they don’t address our needs within a grace period of one week, we will storm the venue for the Congress and resist without failure the party executives from holding the Conference
‘Massa’, they better change the venue to Northern region instead”, Chairman for the group Dr. Issah Ababio added.
In his statement, he lamented bitterly that ” our leadership used us for dirty work but when opportunities come, they behave as though we are aliens to the party. We have served the party since 2016 but we have not enjoyed even a single slot…I’m reiterating, if they don’t settle us, we will stop the Conference”.