The opposition National Democratic Congress has condemned the brutal assault of an Assembly member during the second confirmation of the District Chief Executive (DCE) nominee for the area on Sunday, October 3, 2021.
A statement issued by the Akyem Achiase branch of the NDC said “democracy was thrown to the dogs for tyranny to reign.”
There was chaos at Akyem Achiase in the Eastern region during the second confirmation of the District Chief Executive (DCE) nominee for the area on Sunday, October 3, 2021.
Some armed Police officers mercilessly assaulted Assemblymember for Dwirase Anamase Electoral Area, Daniel Yeboah, for demanding transparency in the electoral process.
The assembly member sustained injuries as a result and was rushed to the Oda government hospital.
Reacting to the development, the opposition NDC in the constituency said: “We are disappointed how the process was conducted and telling the police to release the Honourable member because he is not a criminal.”
Attached is the full statement
We the members of the largest opposition party in Ghana precisely Achiase Constituency in the Eastern Region do hereby raise our displeasure in yesterday’s DCE elections.
During the confirmation of the DCE nominee, democracy was thrown to the dogs for tyranny to reign.
The leadership of the NDC and other concerned citizens got the shock of our lives as the DCE nominee Hon. Richmond Amponsah physically prevented an appointee member from voting because he voted No previously.
After the election ended there was a commotion that led to the brutalities of one Assemblyman who was spotted against the DCE. An alleged vigilantes members in security uniforms with beard beats an elected member of the assembly as if he is a criminal.
After the beatings, he was sent to Oda police headquarters for trying to protect the democracy our forefathers fought for us.
We are disappointed how the process was conducted and telling the police to release the Honourable member because he is not a criminal.