Saturday, February 27

I did not assault him, i only pushed him-Bantama MP

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. 

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