I’m not disappointed but sad for NPP – Osei Prempeh

Defeated aspiring Ashanti regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Osei Prempeh is skeptical about the party’s future in the region.

He said a party which at a crossroads especially in the Ashanti region, which needed an experienced politician to put it back on track in its quest to win power in 2016 but the kingmakers [delegates] failed to see his vision.

Osei Prempeh was speaking on Accra based radio station, Oman FM a day after he lost to his fiercest rival, Bernard Antwi Bosiako popularly known as “Chairman Wontumi”.

The former Deputy Attorney General and Member of Parliament for Nsuta-Kwamang-Beposo polled 209 votes as against Womtumi’s 559 votes.

The business mogul also the former Bosomtwi constituency chairman now becomes the new NPP regional chairman.

But Osei Prempeh believes he was the right person for the job because “I had the road map to make the NPP formidable in its stronghold”.

According to him, even though he is not disappointed at his loss, “I am sad for NPP”.

He could not fathom why the delegates will reject what he described as a “first class leadership” to someone who only campaigned in the name of the NPP’s 2012 presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo.

The former deputy Attorney General said “his [Chairman Wontumi's] major campaign message was ‘Wontumi nie Akufo-Addo nie” and not any cogent programmes to reform the party in the Ashanti region.

This notwithstanding, Osei Prempeh pledged his unflinching support for the NPP to ensure it wins the 2016 elections.

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