The 2020 vice presidential candidate of the NDC, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang has doused the seeming tension that was brewing in the Abura-Aseibu-Kwamankese constituency ahead of the party’s presidential and parliamentary primaries today.
Hours into voting, the affable professor stormed the grounds, drew a large gathering of delegates to her side while holding the hands of the two main contenders for the parliamentary candidacy and called for calm
Prior to the final showdown today, the AAKconstituency became an unfriendly grounds and gave the party a headache as series of accusation and counter accusation took a centre stage between the two main contenders.
Former deputy communication ministers, Mr Felix Ofosu Kwakye who led the party as its parliamentary candidate in the 2020 elections, staged a comeback to face his old contender, Professor Nana Ama Brown Klutse.
As the campaign by both aspirants heated up, Prof Brown Klutse received a hefty threatening blow when her campaign team came under attack by some people believed to be loyalists of her main competitor.
The physical attack led to one of her campaign vehicles being vandalised but she was whisked to safety and therefore escaped unhurt physically but there was psychological trauma she allegedly suffered in the process.
Ofosu Kwakye denied any involvement
Meanwhile, Mr Ofosu Kwakye categorically stated that he had no hand in the attack saying “Those who truly know me know that I don’t support hooliganism of any form. Not even against the NPP who are our main political opponent”.
However, the attacked heightened tension in the Abura-Asiebu-Kwamankesse constituency and sent a strong signal that the constituency could be a hot spot in today’s elections.
Visit by Prof Naana Opoku Agyemang.
While the voting was underway, Prof OpokuAgyeman stormed the venue and preached about peace which she said, was critical for the party’s unity in an attempt to win power in the next general elections.
“We must all know that we have gathered here because of NDC…Those seeking to cause trouble must leave here and go home and allow only those who love peace to remain here”. He stated.
Holding Prof Ama Klutse to her left and Felix OfosuKwakye to her right, she said “The two are my children and we are all here partly because of the two of them is that not so?”
“It will be helpful to us all if we allow peace to prevail. I am pleading that we should calm down and let there be peace”. She further pleaded