The NPP Member of Parliament for the for the Atwima Kwanwoma Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Dr. Kojo Appiah-Kusi was physically attacked by the party supporters over suspicions that he worked against the Constituency secretary who was eyeing the position of District Chief Executive for the area.
The incident according to witnesses happened on Sunday when the MP, Dr Appiah-Kubi was sied Trede to pay a courtesy call on the Chiefs and join mourners at a funeral.
Radio XYZ Ashanti regional correspondent, Jonathan Ofori , reports that the MP was reportedly punched and some irate youth who carried offensive weapons pelted stones at the MP as he was whisked away for his own safety.
Reports are rife that the Constituency Secretary, Prince Kakari was behind that attack but he has since denied.
Two people including the Constituency Secretary’s mother were arrested by the Police immediately after the incident.
Prince Kakari told Radio XYZ Ashanti regional correspondent, Jonathan Ofori that he personally lodged a complaint at the Police station to effect the arrest of the suspects involved.
“Its so unfortunate this incident happened. I have called the MP, apologized to him, called party elders to apologize on my behalf. This is politics. I don’t understand why people will go at any length to soil my reputation and image. I wasn’t even around. I had been out of town for five days and got the information on my way back. ..he said.
Mr Kakari further explained that some of the constituency executives met him together with the MP, the first Vice Constituency Chairman and few others and he personally apologized to him.
“I know my mother’s junior sister was among. I personally lodged a police report and all the suspects including my own mother were arrested put into custody for interrogation. I don’t know why people are mentioning my name. Assault my MP for what? …he lamented.
XYZ News has learnt the suspects have been granted bail while investigations continue.
Efforts to get Dr Appiah Kubi’s reaction has so far proved futile.
Source: Ghana/myxyzonline.com/93.1Mhz/ Jonathan Ofori