DCE flees as military attack contestant..as aspirant gets gun-butted
The Deputy Ashanti Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Lawyer Kwame Adom Appiah, who aspired for the Effiduase/Asokore Constituency parliamentary seat in last Saturday’s primaries, received severe beatings at the hands of soldiers.
He is said to have gone to a polling centre in the company of some accomplices and picked up the album to be used for the polls.
The aspirant allegedly claimed the delegates’ register was bloated and would not ensure a free and fair election at the Effiduase Constituency.
The Chronicle gathered that even though there was a policeman at the polling centre, it took the intervention of the soldiers to bring Lawyer Adom Appiah to order, and later whisk him away to the local police station.
At the end of the poll, Dr. Nana Ayew Afriyie, the incumbent Member of Parliament, polled 332 votes to retain the seat, while Lawyer Kwame Adom Appiah managed 68 votes.
Meanwhile, the District Chief Executive for Sekyere East, Mary Boatemaa Marfo, who suspected the Member of Parliament for Effiduase-Asokore constituency, Dr. Nana Ayew Afriyie, against whom she bears a grudge, was behind the beating of the aspirant, fled for her dear life.
She felt her good self could also be attacked if there happened to be any confrontation of any sort, and decided to go into hiding.
She told The Chronicle on phone from her hideout that she feared for her life, and had, therefore, advised herself to stay away from the poll to avoid any confrontation from any quarters.
The fear comes from a standing feud between the incumbent MP and the District Chief Executive (DCE).
Last year, the DCE accused the MP of physically assaulting her ahead of a visit by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, to the constituency, which the MP denied.