The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bantama, Daniel Okyem Aboagye has denied assaulting a delegate in his constituency, indicating that he is not at war to warrant an assault let alone threaten any of his constituents.
The MP says he is too big and above petty squabbles to indulge in assaults and threats against delegates and members of the public in general.
Julius Kyei Sekyere, a delegate from the constituency, claims the MP assaulted him last Sunday near his church at Adoato without any provocation.
But the Bantama MP has denied the allegation saying it is part of a grand scheme to tarnish his image.
According to the MP , while on an inspection of a bridge project at Adoato, he chanced upon a group of people and decided to say “hello” out of courtesy while exchanging pleasantries , he said he noticed Sekyere who, according to the MP, has been insulting him on various platforms.
The law maker said he complained that he did not want to engage them in any formal interacting because of Sekyere.
The MP said Sekyere rained insults on him, resulting in a melee.
He said Sekyere pounced on him as he stood by his vehicle but managed to push him away in defence.
The Bantams MP noted that Rev. Adjabeng Fofie of Christ Apostolic Church at Adoato, swiftly intervened to avoid any confrontation and settled the hostilities between them.
The pastor has confirmed the confrontation and admitted having amicably settled the issue and wondered why Sekyere had gone to the police and media.
The MP has also denied that the Sofoline Police has invited him on any charge of assault.
He described the allegations as calculated attempts by his political opponents to tarnish his image, adding that “no weapon fashioned against me will prosper”
He said he was more focused on executing the over 120 projects and programmes to push the development agenda of the President and the government for the Bantama constituency.
Mr. Okyem Aboagye said with record of almost 89% votes at the last elections and his performance both at the constituency and in parliament, he would be the last person to denigrate the Presidency.
The Bantama MP has therefore urged the public to disregard unfounded allegations and attempts by his opponents to tarnish his hard won reputation in politics and private enterprise.