The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwui Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, has arrived at Manhyia to meet with the chiefs of the Asanteman Traditional Council.
Chairman Wontumi was summoned to meet with the chiefs today, Monday, January 29, 2024, after failing to attend a previous summons.
The chiefs called Chairman Wontumi to address derogatory remarks he allegedly made against the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
Last week, pictures of Chairman Wontumi lying in a sick bed at a health facility went viral. The party’s leadership, led by its general secretary, Justin Frimpong Kodua, informed the chiefs that Wontumi was unable to attend the summons due to his ill health.
However, a video showed a healthy and strong Chairman Wontumi arriving at Manhyia. He respectfully greeted the chiefs by bowing and shaking hands with some of them.
Earlier reports mentioned that the Kumasi Traditional Council was set to make a decision on the case. Members of the Council have been called for a crucial meeting to discuss the matter and determine the next steps to take regarding Chairman Wontumi’s case.