National Democratic Congress (NDC) chairman for the Lower Manya Krobo constituency in the Eastern Region, David Walter Hormenu, has been arrested by the police.
The Krobo Odumase police is holding Mr Hormenu, aka Action Man, because he is alleged to have organised three ‘macho’ men on Wednesday to manhandle one Francis Narh-Korli, a party activist whom he accused of embarking on an ‘illegal’ registration of party members.
Narh-Korli’s father, Geoffrey, who is currently in the United States, is said to be gearing up to contest the ruling party’s parliamentary primaries to be held on November 7; and his purported decision might have incurred the displeasure of the chairman who is said to be a supporter of the incumbent Member of Parliament.
According to reports, the ‘macho’ men were sent by the MP of Lower Many Krobo, Okletey Terlabi, through the chairman to attack the NDC activist.
The three stoutly-built men were said to have also been arrested and are currently assisting the police to investigate the matter.
DAILY GUIDE learnt that Francis Narh-Korli, former deputy organiser aspirant, was allegedly registering members of the NDC, which the chairman suspected was going to enhance his (Narh-Korli’s) father’s chance in the parliamentary race, and so he (chairman) allegedly brought in the strong men to attack him (Narh-Korli).
Reports indicated that the ‘macho’ men stormed the house of the victim, allegedly assaulted him and took away some of his belongings, including an undisclosed amount of money in United States dollars.
Reports say the NDC constituency chairman also suspected that the former Lower Manya MCE, Isaac Tetteh Agbo and Michael Teye Nyaunu, a former MP, were also preparing to contest the incumbent MP and were engaging in illegal registration to get their favourite delegates to vote against the incumbent.
ASP Harry Selormey, the Odumase Krobo Police Commander, when contact by DAILY GUIDE, said he could not comment on the matter to the media.
The Somanya police chief only admitted that the suspects were in his custody and were being investigated and that the matter was being withdrawn for settlement at home since ‘it’s a party matter.’
Tension is brewing in the constituency as the four aspiring candidates and the incumbent are engaged in hot verbal exchanges dominated by insults on radio stations in the area.
Michael Teye Nyaunu aka MTN, reacting to the turn of events on Rite FM, a Somanya-based radio station, heavily descended on the chairman and the MP for their behaviours, calling them “fools” for causing problems in the constituency.
“What a foolish act! I pity them because they think only about their own interests. How come a common party chairman like you, David Walter, organised ‘macho’ men to attack a party official? Are you a private security operator?” the controversial former MP fumed on air.
The angry former MP further charged the security agencies to intervene and calm the situation before it gets out of hand.
The former MCE, Isaac Tetteh Agbo, in his reaction, also descended on the incumbent MP for “hiring the ‘macho’ men to harass some of the party officials.”
The constituency chairman, when contacted by DAILY GUIDE, debunked the allegation but rather stated that it was some of the party members who went to Francis Narh-Korli’s house to verify the allegation of illegal registration of members.
He insisted that he never organised ‘macho’ men to assault the gentleman as claimed, adding that due to the upcoming primaries, some unknown members of the party were embarking on an illegal registration exercise.
However, a police source hinted DAILY GUIDE that the chairman had admitted at the police station that he indeed sent the hoodlums to attack Francis Narh-Korli.
Source: Daily Guide
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