16 Machomen Attacked Me. Says NPP Woman
Esther Nyarko Donkor, the NPP Polling Station Women's Organizer at the Kronom SDA Church in Kumasi, who was allegedly attacked by hoodlums belonging to the NDC at a registration centre, has disclosed she was violently attacked by 16 machomen.
The visibly-shaken lady, breaking her silence on the unfortunate incident which happened on Thursday, said she was chased by the fiercely looking machomen who came on eight unregistered motorbikes, with two persons on each motorbike.
The lady, 57, said the hoodlums, without any provocation, rushed towards her so she raced to safety. She claimed that whilst running away, one of the men kicked her, sending her on the floor spread-eagled.
Madam Nyarko-Donkor, who is a leading NPP member in the Suame Constituency, was addressing the press at the party's regional office at Bantama yesterday.
She noted that the blood-thirsty machomen wanted to subject her to more brutalities until the news of NPP supporters grouping to retaliate compelled them to abandon their intentions and fled.
Recounting what really triggered the violent attack on her, the NPP Women's Organiser, who was limping due to the injury she sustained during the attack, noted that a girl came to Kronom SDA Church registration centre to register.
She said the girl had finished going though the process when a man, an NDC supporter, complained about the girl's age, resulting in a slight argument between NPP and NDC fans present.
According to Madam Nyarko-Donkor, the man that raised the objection against the girl's age was not the NDC agent for the exercise so she pointed out to him that he had no justification to prevent the girl from registering.
She said that the girl's father stressed that her child was 19 years old and was in SHS two; therefore she was qualified to register and take part in the national elections in December.
Madam Nyarko-Donkor said a policeman appeared at the scene and ensured that peace was restored for the exercise to go ahead without any further problems.
She noted that during the melee, the said NDC man called some people on the mobile phone and minutes after the policeman had left, 16 machomen on eight motorbikes, stormed the registration centre.
The NPP women's organizer said the men pounced on her, compelling her to flee.
According to her, the machomen raced after her on their motorbikes and as she tried running to safety, one of them kicked her.
The NPP leadership in the Suame constituency, led by the party chairman, Adu Boahen, hurriedly came to her aid and rushed her to the police station for a medical report form before ferrying her to the hospital for treatment.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi