I’ve been beaten mercilessly for campaigning against widow of Agyarko-Assemblyman

Assemblyman for Roman Ridge Emmanuel Duah, Electoral area has accused widow of late Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Ayarko, Lydia Alhassan, for ordering her thugs to physically assault him

Narrating his ordeal on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the assemblyman alleged that he was assaulted for expressing an opinion that the widow who was today elected as candidate for the by election was not the best.

He told the station that he had granted an interview on Accra FM where he opined that the widow’s decision to contest the seat was not the best and an affront to the culture of Ghana.

He wondered why a widow should contest a seat of her late husband who was yet to be buried.

According to him, he was stepping out to wash his car at a washing bay but passed by a coconut seller near his residence. He disclosed also that before he sat in his car, he saw a private car parked near the coconut seller but had no idea they were parked because of him.

Later, the occupants of the car pounced on him, physically assaulted him and only woke up and realized was admitted at the hospital and was told he fell unconscious.

He said, when I got to the coconut seller, he was not around so I decided to move forward but the private car started trailing me, then one of them dropped, stopped my car, pointed a gun at me and ordered I get down. They hit my chest with the gun and told me if I was against the candidature of Lydia Alhassan then they will kill me.

“I suspect the thugs were from the camp of Lydia Alhassan and I am sure they attacked me because of the interview I granted. I bled profusely. As I speak, I am weak and feeling pains all over my body,” he said.

Delegates of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency have elected the widow of late Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, Lydia Alhassan as the candidate for the upcoming by-election.

She won by securing 441 votes out of 672 total ballots cast during the primary at the Dzorwulu JHS.

She bear her contenders Victoria Esinam Ansah Offei, Maame Yaa Aboagye, Samuel Amankwah and Ato Williams who polled 1, 76, 19 and 131 votes respectively.

Two votes were rejected out of the total of the
672 ballots cast.

In her speech, Lydia Alhassan expressed optimism that the party will retain the seat come January 31, 2019.

“We are in this together. The campaigning begins from today. Let us all put ourselves together and go out there and face Delali Brimpong. We have done it before, we can do it again. We are retaining this seat together.”

But the assemblyman insist the decision by the party is not the best and should be addressed.

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