As the ruling New Patriotic Party is yet to set the date for holding its parliamentary primaries, the Honourable Member of Parliament for Bantama, Daniel Okyem Aboagye, has reportedly taken to assaulting some delegates who are not in support of his re-election.
The Sofo Line Police Station in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region has started investigations into a case of assault brought against the Bantama MP, Daniel Okyem Aboagye.
The complainant, Julius Kyei Sekyere in an exclusive interview confirmed being beaten by the incumbent Member of Parliament.
“Yes it’s true, he assaulted me near our Church at Adoato so I’ve been given a Police Medical Form”, Julius complained.
According to him, he was around his church premises (Adoato Christ Apostolic Church) when he saw the MP in the company of another person near the church’s building.
“As my MP, I approached and greeted him. Without any provocation, he started hurling insults at me for not supporting his re-election bid. I, therefore, told him I couldn’t join his camp and before I could say jack, he hit me”, Julius narrated.
They were separated by a passersby as it could have turned into a bloody fight. The Pastor of Christ Apostolic Church at Adoato who happened to witness the assault on his Church Member called Mr. Okyem Aboagye aside in an attempt to calm him down.
Mr. Okyem Aboagye who defeated then-incumbent MP, Henry Kwabena Kokofo who had served just a term in office, is waging a political war of his life to return to Parliament in 2021. However, his campaign has been rocked with several controversies.