Ashanti regional chairman for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr Bernard Antwi Boasiako has downplayed threat by lawyers of suspended General Secretary for the party Kwabena Agyapong charging him to retract and apologise to their client or meet them in court.

Bernard Antwi-Boasiako popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, dared the former NPP General Secretary to head to court if he is convinced that he has disparaged his reputation.

The outspoken NPP Regional Chairman reportedly told Kumasi-based Nhyira FM Tuesday, Mr Agyepong was a puppet of the then governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) last year.

He said the suspended General Secretary received a plush vehicle from Ibrahim Mahama, brother of former President John Mahama, to work against the political fortunes of the then opposition NPP.

But Mr Agyepong has described the statement as scandalous and slanderous that impugned his high-earned reputation.

He said he has never been a traitor and will never be.

In a letter dated October 30, sighted by OTEC FM online lawyers of the suspended General Secretary asked Chairman Wontumi to cease and desist from making further spurious claims against their client.

Law firm for  former NPP Scribe, Sarfo Gyamfi and Associates asked Chairman Wontumi to retract that slanderous statement made against Mr Agyapong’s personality.

Chairman Wontumi among party’s leaders who have kicked against his reinstatement challenged Mr Agyapong and his lawyers to go ahead with the suit if they indeed mean it.

Commenting on the suit threat, chairman Wontumi described it as bogus which does not shake him a bit.

The outspoken NPP Ashanti regional chairman in an interview with OTEC fm’s Evans Agyei Sikapa blamed the opposition NDC as the brain behind Kwabena Agyapong’s misbehavior and also the recent rise of vigilantism unrest in the country with the agenda of destructing the NPP on their policies.

‘’If Kwabena Agyapong wants to be reinstated, the best thing to do is to come with apology and not this arrogant lifestyle,” he concluded.