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AUDIO & PHOTOS : FULL TEXT: ATEBUBU NDC ISSUES A PRESS RELEASE ON VOTER REGISTRATION

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The Atebubu NDC says it is not happy with the behaviour of the Electoral Commission(EC) and the Ghana Police Service in Atebubu under the command of Chief Superintendent Boafo who has thrown his Professional ethics to the dogs and takes orders and directives from the Bono East Regional Minister /MP % NPP PC- Atebubu- Amantin Hon Kofi Amoakohene.

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NDC ATEBUBU- AMANTIN CONSTITUENCY SECRETARIAT
2nd July 2020

PRESS STATEMENT.

1. INTRODUCTION

Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen, of the media for responding to our invitation at this short notice.
Through your esteemed media, we wish to convey to our fellow citizens, across the country, the looming great danger we envisage within the Atebubu- Amantin Constituency in the coming days, due to the open bias and discrimination by the Security apparatus of the Ghana Police Service in Atebubu under the command of Chief Superintendent Boafo who has thrown his Professional ethics to the dogs and takes orders and directives from the Bono East Regional Minister /MP % NPP PC- Atebubu- Amantin Hon Kofi Amoakohene.

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2. ATTACKS ON THE NDC ATEBUBU- AMANTIN CONSTITUENCY SECRETARY AND ORGANISER
Yesterday, between the hours of 10:30 am the Atebubu- Amantin NDC Constituency Secretary Hon Nando Francis in the company of the Constituency Organiser Comrade Usif Alhassan (U- Phones)and our NDC Polling Station Agent at the Atebubu Presby Polling station Comrade Mustapha was attacked, beaten and wounded mercilessly by known NPP hooligans who are boys of the Bono East Regional Minister/ MP – Hon Kofi Amoakohene in Atebubu town at the Atebubu Presby Cluster of Schools Polling stations during the ongoing Electoral Commission voter registration exercise due to misunderstandings over a Youth who came to register and the NPP Party Agent and their Party thugs came to physically prevent him from registering.
Our Constituency Secretary and Organiser who were on a monitoring mission, came to the scene and upon seeing the ongoing confusion advised the NPP Agent and the Parties involved to allow the Youth in person to register and if they have any issues against him, they should fill a challenge form in accordance with the law.

 

This did not go down well with the NPP Constituency Youth Organiser Taufik and these known NPP hooligans who are also known darling boys of the NPP Bono East Regional Minister about seven(7) in number namely Blackman, Frenchman, Danjuma, etc openly attacked and assaulted our NDC Polling Agent, the Constituency Secretary and Organiser with Pepper Spray, Knives, sticks and other fighting tools leading to the Constituency Secretary’s leg broken and the Constituency Organiser having severe injuries on the left eye.

Currently, there is growing tension in town as these affected Constituency Executives are seeking medical attention in Ejura Government Hospital after they were refused medical care at the Atebubu Govt hospital at the Command of the Bono East Regional Minister Hon Kofi Amoakohene when the NDC Party faithful and Sympathizers rushed them there for medical attention.

Meanwhile, when the Atebubu- Amantin NPP Constituency Chairman Musah rushed with those his Party hoodlums who attacked our Law-abiding party people to acquire a fake medical report on the same issue in order to cover up their diabolic act, they were given preferential treatment by the medical Doctor of the Atebubu Govt hospital upon the instruction of the NPP PC/Bono East Regional Minister/ MP, while our people who were there earlier were left to their faith.

3. ENCOUNTER WITH THE POLICE
The Bono East NDC Monitoring team made up of the Regional Organiser- Comrade Prince Kofi Mensah, Regional Treasurer- Comrade Gakpo Kofi Raphael, the Regional Youth Organiser Comrade Bilal Muazu, the Deputy Regional Youth Organiser – Comrade Nsiah Kwadwo, the Deputy Regional Women Organiser- Hajia Saratu, the Chairman of the NDC Bono East Regional Research Committee/ NDC Former DCE – Kintampo South Comrade James Bikalatob- in the Company of the Atebubu- Amantin Constituency Chairman Hamidu Bukari, the Former DCE – Atebubu- Amantin Constituency Hon Eric Osei and the NDC PC -Atebubu- Amantin Hon Sanja Nanja and the Atebubu- Amantin Constituency Communications Officer- Comrade Amidu Bukari have officially lodged a complaint with the Ghana Police Service at the District and Divisional levels.
In a related development, the Atebubu District Police Commander Chief Superintendent Boafo has openly demonstrated his bias over the issue and compromised the integrity of his office by openly warning and threatening the NDC Party leadership and members not to worry his office with any issue in relation to Partisan politics.
This open statement by the District Police Boss shows the growing levels of state capture of our state institutions under the inept, corrupt, incompetent NPP/ Nana Addo Government.

4. CONCLUSION
We the leadership and members of the NDC Party in the Atebubu- Amantin Constituency Executives and our teeming party faithful wish to serve notice that, we shall not sit down unconcerned to be intimidated, attacked and bullied in the full glare of the Police and other security apparatus without state protection, hence we will take the necessary steps to defend ourselves and resist oppressors rule with all our might and forces at our disposal.
Long live the NDC

Long live J M & S N.

Our Rescue mission & Sankofa Agenda is on course.

Signed

1. Amidu Bukari
Constituency Communications Officer.

2. Jagri Francis

Dep Constituency Communications Officer

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