Nana Ababio NEW PATRIOTIC Party (NPP) executives in the Upper West Akim constituency of the Eastern region have vehemently denied an allegation by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for the area that some NPP activists have stolen some electric poles meant for an electrification project at Adeiso, the constituency capital.
At a press conference in Koforidua on Tuesday, the constituency chairman, Nana Danso Ababio, said the allegation purportedly made on a Tema-based radio station was calculated to tarnish the image of the party and break its front in the constituency.
“We are a strong and united party at Upper West Akim and the NDC led by its new MP wants to harass members of our party and disorganise us,” he told the press.
According to the NPP constituency chairman, the NDC MP, Joseph Sam Amankwanor had two activists of the party arrested for a crime they never committed, adding that it is also not true that the wooden electric poles that were acquired by the NPP for electrification project at Kofi Dogbe, a suburb of Adeiso, had been stolen.
“None of the seven poles given to that community is missing; they are all intact,” he said, adding that the false allegation and subsequent arrest of the two activists of the party were all part of the NDC's political witch-hunting.
The constituency chairman therefore urged the new MP to re-direct his efforts at rather completing the electricity project for the communities which benefitted from the electric poles and stop 'harassing' NPP supporters in the constituency since they are also prepared to match them 'boot-for-boot'.
“We are all Ghanaians and we will not allow anybody to just intimidate and harass us just because his party is in government,” they cautioned NDC members in the constituency
From Thomas Fosu Jnr, Koforidua