Ashanti Regional Chairman for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, has revealed that former President, John Mahama, is the person masterminding the recent unrest at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
According to him, the unrest at the University is as a result of the Vice Chancellor’s exhibition of poor leadership backed by political influence from former President Mahama.
Bernard Antwi Boasiako popularly called Chairman Wontumi, comment comes on the heels of the former president’s assertions that President Nana Addo should squarely be blamed for the KNUST Monday morning demonstration impasses.
According to the ex-president Mahama, he is astonished over the muteness of Nana Addo .
“For a President who has been quick to comment on seemingly irrelevant and innocuous happenings in the country and beyond, it is telling that he has kept a deafening silence on this serious matter, “ Mahama said.
But speaking on Happy FM’s ‘Epa Hoa Daben‘, Chairman Wontumi said the decision to change all traditional halls into mixed halls was a political agenda by the Vice Chancellor and powered by Mahama.
“I went to school at Prempeh College and we know it is traditionally a boys school, so when the decision comes for Prempeh college to convert into a mixed school, it will not be anything bad except that, such a decision should be consulted properly with the student body and all stakeholders in order to prevent indifference and misunderstanding as we are witnessing now at KNUST. A university has major stakeholders who need to be included in all decisions concerning the school. It is not a place for a single person or body to be autocratic although I do not blame anyone but John Mahama who wants to do whatever it takes to use his political influence to cause confusion in schools.”
He also added that, “Mahama is the one behind the Vice Chancellor’s conducts which has now escalated into chaos.”
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah