The Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper Kweku Baako has called on the leadership of the New Patriotic Party to reprimand the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the party for comments made against Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang.
Describing the comments as unfortunate, Mr. Baako said some form of sanction at the national level must be meted out to the outspoken politician.
“Chairman Wontumi’s comments draw us back to conclude that the party is attacking women. The party must dissociate itself from the statement and indeed, maybe issue a reprimand,” he said on JoyNews’ Newsfile.
The NPP Ashanti Regional Chairman Bernard Antwi Boasiako popularly known as Chairman Wontumi during a discussion on his FM station, Wontumi Radio propagated some hate speech against Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, John Dramani Mahama and the NDC party at large.
After the Professor’s nomination as the NDC running mate, Mr. Wontumi alleged that former President John Mahama has intentions of engaging in corruption and theft; the reason for selecting the professor as a running mate.
He added that considering her physical appearance, she doesn’t qualify as a running mate because she looks like a disappointment to herself, her family, and the nation at large.
These comments however have been condemned by Mr. Baako who believes that Chairman Wontumi must be sanctioned.
“Maybe some query, publicly, if they cannot sanction him properly. Then we can move on,” he said.
Meanwhile, Communications Minister and Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West Constituency Ursula Owusu believes the party has no role to play in this.
Mrs. Ekuful argues that Chairman Wontumi spoke in his capacity as an individual and was not speaking on behalf of the party therefore calling on the party to apply sanctions is inappropriate.