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Tensions brews in Awutu Senya West as NDC supporters vandalise NPP's Eugene Arhin posters, billboards

General News Tensions brews in Awutu Senya West as NDC supporters vandalise NPP's Eugene Arhin posters, billboards
MON, 27 MAY 2024 LISTEN

Supporters believed to be aligned with the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Awutu Senya West Constituency have reportedly torn down billboards and posters of the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) parliamentary candidate, Eugene Arhin.

This act, which is in direct violation of electoral laws, has sparked serious concerns about the integrity of the electoral process in the constituency.

Eyewitnesses and local residents have reported multiple instances of destruction of Mr. Arhin’s campaign materials in areas such as Bontrase, Amontrom, and Pobikwaa. These incidents have heightened tensions in the constituency, raising fears of potential clashes between supporters of the two political factions.

Eugene Arhin, the target of these vandalistic acts, has responded with a call for restraint and peace. In a public statement, he condemned the actions of the NDC supporters and urged his own supporters to avoid retaliation.

"I urge all NPP members and supporters to refrain from retaliating. We must uphold the law and maintain peace in our constituency. I have full confidence that the law enforcement agencies will take appropriate action and address this issue," Mr. Arhin stated.

The alleged actions of supporters of Mrs. Tetteh-Agbotui not only undermine democratic principles but also threaten the peace and stability of the Awutu Senya West constituency.

"This is not what we expect from our leaders. We want to see a clean and fair campaign where ideas and policies are debated, not a campaign marred by destruction and intimidation," said Kofi Mensah, a resident of Bontrase.

Law enforcement agencies have been called to investigate the incidents and bring the perpetrators to book.

The Electoral Commission has also been urged to take measures to prevent further occurrences and ensure that all candidates adhere to the rules and regulations governing the electoral process.

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Daniel Owusu
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