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Support for Bawumia: Nana Akomea addresses claims by NPP MP David Asante Boateng

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Nana Akomea

11 months ago
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I have seen a video featuring one Hon. Kwaku Asante Boateng, Member of Parliament for Asante Akyem South, and some news portals report on the video.

Hon. Asante Boateng is heard in the video, announcing his withdrawal of support from Dr Bawumia in favour of Mr Alan Kyerematen. The reason he gave is that some members of Bawumia's campaign team, including myself, Hon.Isaac Osei and Hon.Anthony Karbo had disrespected him by not shaking his hand as we got down from the campaign bus.

I left Parliament some time ago, and do not know by face many MPs who entered Parliament after 2012. Indeed the first time l saw Hon.Asante Boateng was when he was introduced at the event.
Anytime the campaign bus stopped at a constituency, there is usually a big welcoming group of people gathered at the door of the bus, to welcome Dr Bawumia. Those of us who get down before Bawumia have to wave through the crowd quickly to pave the way for him.  

In the process of rushing through the crowd, if l had known the MP, I would have made every effort to say hello and shake his hand.
At the event, after he had been introduced, the Hon Asante Boateng went on to give a resounding speech endorsing Dr Bawumia.

It is therefore a complete surprise to see him in a video doing an about turn, because of an incident that happened BEFORE his speech endorsing Bawumia.

Be that as it may, l assure Hon.Asante Boateng, on behalf of Dr Bawumia 's campaign team, that there is no deliberate attempt by the team to disrespect him. And we respect his decision and whoever he chooses to support.

source: Nana Akomea