NPP chairman escapes lynching
The timely intervention of the Adeiso police saved Nana Addae Obuobi, the Upper West Akyem Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Eastern Region, from being lynched.
He was nearly sent to the great beyond by some youth over the confirmation of President Akufo-Addo’s nominee for the district chief executive position, Eugene Sackey.
The agitated youth accused the party chairman of bribing the assembly members not to endorse the nominee, and nearly assaulted him when the district electoral officer announced that Mr Eugene Sackey didn’t get the two-thirds of the votes cast by the assembly members to ensure his endorsement.
Mr Eugene Sackey – who contested the 2016 parliamentary seat but lost to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate who was the former DCE for the area – garnered 21 ‘YES’ votes, representing 55% against 17 ‘NO’ votes cast by the 38 assembly members.
The youth, who besieged the assembly hall to give their moral support for the president’s nominee, became infuriated when the results didn’t favour the nominee. They therefore, started attacking the constituency chairman and accused him of bribing the assembly members with an amount of GH¢200 each to vote against the nominee.