As the ruling New Patriotic Party is yet to set the date for holding its parliamentary primaries, the incumbent Member of Parliament for Bantama, Daniel Okyem Aboagye is alleged to have physically assaulted some delegates who are opposed to his re-election bid.
The Sofo Line Police Station in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region has commenced investigations into a case of assault brought against the Bantama MP.
The complainant, Julius Kyei Sekyere told ABC News that he was assaulted by the incumbent MP on Sunday morning.
“Yes it’s true, he assaulted me near our Church at Adoato so I’ve been given a Police Medical Form”, Julius narrated.
According to him, he was around his church premises (Adoato Christ Apostolic Church) when he saw the MP in the company of another person near the church’s building.
“As my MP, I approached and greeted him. Without any provocation, he started hurling insults at me for not supporting his re-election bid. I, therefore, told him I couldn’t join his camp and before I could say jack, he hit me”, Julius narrated his ordeal.
According to ABC News, the fight was separated by passersby as it could have turned bloody – “The Pastor of Christ Apostolic Church at Adoato who happened to witness the assault on his Church Member called Mr. Okyem Aboagye aside in an attempt to calm him down.”
However, ABC News claims to have a video recording of lady who was threatened by Daniel Okyem Aboagye for not supporting him.
Mr. Okyem Aboagye who defeated then-incumbent MP, Henry Kwabena Kokofo who had served just a term in office, is waging a political war of his life to return to Parliament in 2021. However, his campaign has been rocked with several controversies.
Source: ABC News | Ghana