The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako, believes the next victim to be humiliated just like Dr. Henry Kofi Wampah suffered for nonperformance in office is President Mahama.
In an interview with Peacefmonline.com, Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako popularly known as Chairman ‘Wontumi’ noted that just like “rat traps are set to catch rodents that disturb us in our homes, electorates have reserved a huge one for President Mahama.”
He is of the conviction that “voters would trap President Mahama like a bayla”. ‘Bayla’ is a Ga word used to describe rat.
“The trap has already been set, and voters would trap President Mahama like a bayla. The funny thing is that he would surely fall into the trap, and there is no way out”, he said.
Relating President Mahama’s situation to that of Dr. Henry Kofi Wampah, Chairman ‘Wontumi’ insisted that “he (President Mahama) has had several years to do the right thing about our economy, but he has failed to do that.
Electorates have already made up their minds and won’t get carried away by anything the NDC does. They can commission a billion projects in every region, but one thing that still stands is that the ‘bayla’ trap would never be destroyed; it would catch President Mahama”.
Henry Kofi Wampah, the former Bank of Ghana Governor, resigned in March, cutting short a four-year term during which he has struggled to curb inflation and stem the decline of the national currency.
He is on record to have told Reuters that he had informed President John Mahama that his intention to leave was partly linked to presidential and parliamentary elections planned for November.
But others believe he was forced by the government to resign due to the embarrassment he brought to the government, especially on how he handled the micro-finance crisis that has hit the Brong Ahafo Region.