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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

NDC Chairman's Wife Betrays Husband

The Akyem Wenchi local chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bob Kwadwo Yirenkyi, is suffering a credibility crisis after causing the arrest of four New Patriotic Party (NPP) members. This followed a revelation by his wife that the allegation leveled against the NPP supporters was a cock and bull story.

The wife, Abena Frimpomaa, made the revelation at Akyem Wenchi in the Eastern region on Monday when she voluntarily appeared at a solidarity press conference organized by the NPP to convey to pressmen emphatically that her husband’s story to the police, leading to the arrest of the four NPP members, was concocted, since she never told her husband that she was under any attack. The NDC chairman had said that his wife had been kidnapped, accusing the NPP of being behind the saga.However Abena Frimpomaa said she told her husband that people were pointing accusing fingers at him as the one who betrayed the people of Akyem Wenchi for them to be attacked and that she left the house to save herself from the embarrassment.

She therefore asked her husband to let the police know the true story and release those ‘innocent’ people who were arrested last Wednesday after the NPP candidate was declared the winner and have since been incarcerated.Husband and wife had hot verbal exchanges on Happy FM yesterday over the arrests and so-called cock and bull story.The press conference, called by the regional office of the NPP and attended by the national chairman, Peter Mac Manu, the regional chairman, Yaw Amoabeng Gyekye as well as the constituency executive, was to show solidarity and support for the people of Wenchi who have become subjects of ‘unwarranted’ arrests.

Mr. Mac Manu told the people that the NPP as a party will do everything possible within its power to ensure that NDC officials do not maltreat opposition supporters. According to him, the party has written to the major missions and donor agencies in Ghana, particularly the US and Great Britain, to inform them about the ‘bad’ treatment officials of the NDC are meting out to their political opponents.

He again mentioned the NDC parliamentary candidate at Akwatia, Baba Jamal, as the person behind all these arrests and called on the government to bring him to order. “Baba Jamal also declared a JIHAD in the Akwatia re-run which inspired his followers to visit atrocities on their political opponents but no security agency has so far invited him for questioning, let alone arrest him,” he said.“We as a people will solidly stand behind every supporter of the party who is being treated unfairly by the law enforcement agencies”. He told supporters of the party to always be law-abiding and not do anything to disturb the peace of the nation. The immediate past MP for the area, Kingston Akomeng Kissi who also comes from Wenchi, told the police to stop arresting people of the town at night or else they would be forced to defend themselves.

Source:Daily Guide

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