Mahama “Begged” Me To Support His Political Campaign – Wontumi Claims
|Had it not been the lineage he has with the Ashanti Kingdom, a region nicknamed the headquarters of the ruling New Patriotic Party [NPP], Bernard Antwi Boasiako widely known as ‘Chairman Wontumi’ would have considered funding former President John Dramani Mahama’s political campaign ahead of the 2016 polls.|
In an interview on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana and monitored by Peacefmonline.com, the NPP Ashanti Regional Chairman recalled how Mr Mahama, at a meeting he (Wontumi) had with him in Tamale, wanted to rope him into his ‘camp’ because he [Wontumi] was ‘extremely rich’ and ‘intelligent’.
“He told me that, young man, you are too intelligent I want you to come to NDC to support me [President Mahama]. I will never lie about this, Wontumi will never lie and he [Mahama] knows,” he said.
Adding that “It’s normal to tell a rich businessman to help you fund your campaign. But to me, I see politics as a religion. Where I come from, even if you have money and power and you don’t belong to NPP it’s very dangerous.”
“…So I was bold enough to tell him [Mahama] no, because at that time i had money so I was ballsy.”
Wontumi claims that failure to help Mahama fund his campaign at that time led to the collapse of his multi-million dollar small-scale mining company.
|Source: King Edward Ambrose Washman Addo/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana|