Minority Leader spits fire … Warns NDC macho men to be wary of diabolic intentions
From Simmons Yussif Kewura, Kumasi
The Minority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has warned the National Democratic Congress (NDC) macho men to be extra careful in their dealings at the Suame Constituency and other parts of the Ashanti Region, else the blood they intend to draw on the election day would be deposited at their doorsteps.
Mensah-Bonsu, who is also the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for the Suame constituency, hinted that information gathered by the party suggests that some elements in the ruling party in Kumasi were planning to visit chaos on its residents on December 7, when
the whole country would be voting to elect a new leader.
The Minority Leader, who gave the warning in an interview with The Chronicle, said his constituents at Suame would not want to witness any mayhem, but anyone who wants to visit mayhem in the constituency would definitely have his share.
According to the Minority Leader, he had information early on Tuesday morning, when he was about to inaugurate some school projects that he secured for the Salvation Army and Methodist schools in his area, that NDC macho men from Aboabo, afraid that he might take the credit of providing school blocks ahead of the Nana Addo’s free education policy, had taken over the place, claiming they would not allow him to commission them.
The Suame MP disclosed that the NDC macho men had also warned the Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive not grace the inauguration, so that they would have their way and halt proceedings.
Following that, the attention of the Suame police and the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, were drawn to the threats, upon which the police hurriedly deployed personnel there to maintain law and order.
The Minority Leader said upon seeing the policemen and some macho men, the macho men said to have been mobilised to cause confusion at the ceremony vanished into thin air, adding, “What had happened today at Suame should serve as a useful lesson for those who are planning to create anarchy on December 7.”
Kyei Mensah-Bonsu said the NPP was ready to defend itself, “if this is the only way the NDC want to go.”
He added that they had the men to defend themselves, and so the NDC should be careful if it was true that they were planning something to destabilise the impending elections.
Earlier, at the inauguration of the school blocks for the Salvation Army and Methodist schools, the Kumasi Mayor, Mr. Samuel Sarpong, expressed his discomfort when people agitated about development, adding that in pursuing development, it would be prudent to avoid partisan politics, and condemned the intended threat by the macho men to disrupt the commissioning of the school blocks.
The said projects were eventually commissioned jointly by Samuel Sarpong and the Minority Leader. The MP also distributed 10 RLG laptops to teachers of the two schools – Salvation Army and Methodist schools.
The Headteacher of the Salvation Primary School, Madam Elizabeth Oppong, in her presentation, appealed to the city authorities to fence the school, as cattle and other animals often intruded the school compound, disclosing that recently some cattle ran into the pupils,
injuring eight children and one teacher.
She commended Kyei Mensah-Bonsu for responding positively to their request for extra classroom spaces when he visited the school in July last year, as a result of which the school was compelled to run the shift system then.
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