General News of Thu, 19 Apr 2018104
Police investigate two NDC members for insulting Akufo-Addo
Two members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are being interrogated by the Police in Sefwi Wiawso in the Western Region for allegedly insulting President Akufo-Addo.
The two including the Deputy NDC Organizer, Thomas Mintah are accused of insulting the President during a radio discussion.
They are challenging a complaint filed by aide to the Western Regional Minister that their utterances on a Sefwi based Liberty FM were offensive and an affront to the leader of the country.
Thomas told Starr News that they are being intimidated to stop exposing the rot in the Akufo-Addo led government.
“I went to the police and they’ve taken my statement. In the statement I said that there was nothing of that sort, there’s no way I can insult the President. What I said at the programme was that the President is practicing nepotism and exactly what I said is that he’s given appointments to family members so he’s practicing family and friends administration. That was exactly what I said, so I asked them to go for the tape and come and play it for the whole public to hear if indeed what I said was an insult to the President.
“The one who is behind all of this is the MP for this area, Hon. Dr Kweku Afriyie who’s also the Western Regional Minister, we’re really exposing the rot he’s undertaking in our constituency. There’s nothing going on, so as he feels the pressure from the NDC, he’s trying to intimidate us.”
But the Police Commander for Sefwi, DSP Simon Peter said the two NDC supporters are being investigated for offensive conduct of making unsubstantiated allegation against the Western Regional Minister.