Acid Threat In Nzema NDC
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Nzema East Municipal Assembly in the Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira has been plunged into serious crisis following claims by the constituency chairman of the party that some executives in the area were planning to pour acid on him.
DAILY GUIDE gathered that the constituency chairman, Charles Kwaw Adjei, has reported the matter to the Axim police and four constituency executives of the NDC have subsequently been arrested.
Those arrested are Emmanuel Kwesi Kyie, organiser, Samuel Ackah, Kwesi Agboshie and Kofi Nzema, all executive members of the party.
A source at the police station confirmed the case to DAILY GUIDE and added that the Axim magistrate court would sit on the case on June 5, 2015.
Meanwhile, the arrested constituency executives who had been granted police enquiry bail had denied the allegation that they had planned to pour acid on the chairman. They are to report themselves to the police on daily basis.
King Philip, the deputy constituency organiser of the party, told DAILY GUIDE that the aggrieved constituency executives never said anywhere that they were planning to pour acid on the regional chairman.
He indicated that it was after they had been arrested that the peace officer revealed to the arrested executives that the constituency chairman had reported that they (executives) wanted to pour acid on him.
He also denied media reports that some of the constituency and the branch NDC executives subjected the Nzema East Municipal Chief Executive, James Kaakra Baidoo and the constituency chairman to severe beatings at a meeting the executives organised.
Mr King Philip explained that the constituency and the branch executives did not want the presence of the MCE and the chairman because of their disrespectful and selfish behaviours.
He stated that whilst every municipality was yearning for rapid development, there was a reverse story in Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira, where some individuals, due to their selfish interests, were adopting all forms of divisive tactics to ensure that the party lost the Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira parliamentary seat in 2016.
He mentioned the indefinite suspension of the constituency organiser by the chairman and some other executives of the party.
The Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira constituency organiser of the NDC, Kwesi Kye, also called Olu, was recently suspended for an alleged gross misconduct during a recent visit by President John Mahama to the area.
The supporters of the party in the constituency were peeved at the suspension and were planning to hit the streets.
King Philip mentioned that last Friday the aggrieved executives had a meeting on the suspension of their colleague and how to organise a massive demonstration in the area.
He noted that suddenly the chairman and the MCE entered without any invitation.
'In fact, we did not like the way the two intruded into our meeting so we decided to sack them but the chairman was insisting that they would not leave so we decided to remove and deflate the tyres of their vehicles,' he added.
He continued, 'When the MCE and the chairman realised that the situation was getting worse, the two quickly rushed to the police station to make the false report, after which four of us were arrested.'
According to him, there were no beatings except the seizure of the vehicles and the removal of the tyres.
He alleged that there were over 200 members of the party in the constituency who were threatening to embark on a demonstration if the president failed to kick the MCE out of office.
However, the MCE denied the story in an interview with DAILY GUIDE.
From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi