Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya has issued a public plea to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) national executive to step into an ongoing fracas that has engulfed the Constituency ahead of the parliamentary primary.
The national party, the MP warned, need to call for an order before the chaos that has erupted in the constituency lead to fatalities.
Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo, who is facing stiff competition from Ghana’s Ambassador to India has lamented that her life is in danger.
According to her, an attempt on her person last week backfired when assailants who thought she was in the Constituency Chairman’s residence, launched an assault on the house.
She indicated that when they failed to get her, they turned their chagrin on the next best target, the Chairman, and beat him to pulp and in the process vandalized his house.
The MP, who is also Deputy majority leader in Parliament, stated that the situation has come to a head because her opponents have only one motive in the contest, and that is to get her out by any means necessary.
She alleged the driver of the Speaker of Parliament who has thrown his support behind her opponent is leading the charge against her candidature and indeed her life too.
She said, “This lawlessness and indiscipline must stop. They thought I was in my Chairman’s house so I was the target.”
“The perpetrator is Speaker’s driver. His supporters went and attacked my chairman and vandalized his house.”
“The party must stop this because my life is being threatened,” she added.
An inferno is raging through the Dome Kwabenya Constituency NPP ahead of the parliamentary primaries to select candidates to represent the party in the 2020 elections.
Accusations and counter-accusations are flying all over the constituency with supporters of the two contestants alleging the hijacking of the electoral album of the constituency.
The incumbent MP, Sarah Adwoa Safo, is facing stiff competition from Michael Oquaye Junior, Ghana Ambassador to India and son of the Speaker of Parliament.
Supporters of Mr. Mike Oquaye Junior have, however, accused the MP of attempting to manipulate the constituency’s electoral register to favor her.
They alleged that one electoral coordinator and a known NPP serial caller named Frimpong ‘Asoriba’ hijacked the register with the help of the Special Aid of the MP.
They noted that if these two who are known close associates of the MP mustered the courage to seize the register, then the MP should have put them to the act.
“We got information that before they went to Chairman Osei Bonsu’s house with the register, Hon. Adwoa Safo and her Special Aide were there.”
“Sarah Adwoa Safo had a hand in what happened at the constituency and the chairman, who is aware of what is going on, has given his tacit approval for these illegalities to be carried out,” one angry delegate alleged.
He warned that unless the constituency party ensures fairness for all the contestants in the primary, they will not accept the result of the election.
Source: PeaceFm online