The incumbent Ashanti Regional Chairman of the governing NPP, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, has been re-elected to serve another term.
Chairman Wontumi beat off competition from main rival Odeneho Kwaku Appiah to retain his position.
The Ashanti Region is the strongest hold of the NPP, having provided the party its highest votes since the beginning of the Fourth Republic.
By being re-elected, Chairman Wontumi will now be entering a third term as the party’s Ashanti Regional Chairman.
The outspoken businessman beat his opponent by over 100 votes, polling 464 votes to Odeneho Kwaku Appiah’s 306 votes.
The NPP’s regional delegates conference began on Friday, as the ruling party looked to elect its executives ahead of the 2024 general elections.
Earlier on Saturday, though, Chairman Wontumi’s car accidentally ran into some supporters at the party’s delegates conference.
Arriving at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium for the regional executive elections, he was met by some teeming supporters.
Having soaked in the appellation from his supporters, Wontumi got back into his car, only to accidentally run into some supporters.
A video that was shared by Asaase Radio showed the incumbent NPP Ashanti Regional Chairman quickly pulling his breaks to avert any catastrophe.