General News of Monday, 16 May 2016
Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia North says Regional Chairman, Antwi Boasiako popularly called Chairman Wontumi was not to blame for slapping him and assaulting his constituency secretary.
According to Collins Owusu Amankwaah, Chairman Wontumi was acting on rumours by the National Democratic Party (NDC) aspiring MP, Nana Osei Bamfo, that the lawmaker was instructing people to go round polling stations with to cutlass terrorise registrants.
In his first public comment about what happened, he told Joy News’ Erastus Asare Donkor that he loved his Regional Chairman and won’t want to hold any grudge against him when there is an election to win.
Mr. Collins Owusu Amankwah was slapped and his constituency secretary, Felix Ibrahim was beaten by the Regional Chairman during the Limited Biometric Voters Registration Exercise on May 1, in Krofrom.
The incident was reported to the Kumasi Police Headquarters and Chairman Wontumi arrested.
The MP told Joy FM’s Super Morning Show after the arrest amidst ensuing vigil at the Kumasi Police Headquarters by teeming party supporters that his mother begged him to drop the charges after receiving threatening calls.
He said anything could happen to his mother if he refuses to drop the case and Wontumi was granted bail by the Asokwa District Magistrate Court.
“I have made up my mind not to comment on the issue again because we have gone far as far as out of court settlement is concerned,” Mr. Amanwaah