Politics of Mon, 10 Sep 201814
NDC orchestrated attack on me – Minister
The Member of Parliament for Ekumfi Constituency in the Central region Francis Ato Cudjoe has blamed the attack on his life by some youth of the area over the weekend on the opposition National Democratic Congress.
In a video that has gone viral on social media, the MP and District Chief Executive for the area are seen being whisked into their cars at Eyisam, the district capital , with a mob chasing after them.
The Member of Parliament who doubles as district Deputy Fisheries Minister told Starr News that even though the video is an exaggerated piece , it does not give a good impression about the political situation in the area.
He said not only is the place he was attacked an NDC stronghold, but the youth seen in the video are all NDC members.
“The whole incident is exaggerated. To suggest that I was being lynched and i was forced into my car is not true. It was an NDC orchestrated thing. Ekumfi is an NDC stronghold but we did some serious work there. So when we started talking they started saying ‘away NDC, bring NPP’. They say we have destroyed their work because they are into galamsey. After everything and we were going, they started banging the car with things and the DCE got out of the car and told them to stop”.
He stressed that their claim that he promised to get them jobs is not true as the youth who attacked him do not have the qualification to gain work in the formal sector.