The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is accusing suspended General Secretary of the party, Kwabena Agyepong of using him to revive his political career.
Bernard Antwi Bosiako popularly known as Chairman Wontumi claimed the embattled General Secretary is using him as a bait to force the NPP leadership to give him back his position.
His comment comes after Mr. Agyapong sued him for defamation.
Chairman Wontumi, according to the suit made statements that sought to defame Mr Agyepong on Kumasi-based Nhyira FM and Accra-based Neat FM.
Chairman Wontumi is alleged to have said that the indefinitely suspended NPP General Secretary betrayed his party by associating with elements of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in a bid to work against the NPP.
In a letter dated October 30, 2017, Mr. Agyepong’s lawyer, Nana Freduah Agyeman Osborn, said his client is asking the court to issue “an order compelling the first defendant [Mr Boasiako] to immediately cause to be retracted the defamatory statement via the same medium used in making them [comments], thus through the frequency modulation of the second defendant and to render an unqualified apology to the plaintiff via the same media”.
He also wants “an order of the court compelling the first defendant to pay an amount of GHS400, 000 as punitive and exemplary damages to the plaintiff [him] as damages for the defamatory comments”.
But Chairman Wontumi in an interview on Adom News said called the bluff of Mr. Agyapong.
He claimed the suspended General Secretary just wants to use his name to be popular as he [Agyapong] re-launches his political career.
The outspoken NPP Chairman maintained that any move to reinstate the suspended General Secretary will cause uproar in the party.
Chairman Wontumi said he has not received an letter from lawyers of Kwabena Agyapong but his lawyers will respond appropriately if he does.