The Ashanti regional deputy Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Lawyer Kwame Adom Appiah has been flawed by the incumbent member of parliament of the Effiduase-Asokore constituency, Dr. Ayew Afriyie in the party’s primaries.
Lawyer Adom Appiah secured 68 votes representing 17% of the valid votes cast whilst the incumbent MP, Dr. Ayew Afriyie won with 322 votes representing 83% of the total valid votes cast.
It was earlier reported that Lawyer Kwame Adom Appiah was allegedly beaten by some military personnel for challenging the electoral process.
An eyewitness, Victor Kusi who narrated the incident to the media said six military men allegedly attacked Kwame Adom Appiah after a member of his team was arrested for challenging a voter whose name was not found on the constituency register being used for the election.
“This morning, one of lawyer Kwame Adom Appiah’s team members by name Yaw Aduadom, an accountant for the Asokore Rural Bank was doing his rounds, as usual. He got to one polling station and a person whose name was allegedly not on the voters’ register was trying to vote so he challenged the guy and tried to stop him from voting but the people there reported him to the police who were there. They arrested him and drove him to the Effiduase Police Station.”
“The news got to Mr. Appiah and he followed up to the police station to find out why he had been arrested. The soldiers took offence and asked him who he was. When he disclosed that he was an aspirant in the primaries, they immediately dragged him out of the police station, pinned him to a car that was parked outside the station, and started beating him. In fact, I saw six of them, some of them were hitting him in the abdomen, some giving him slaps and a particular one among them used the back of his gun to hit his face several times. So if you see him right now his mouth and face are broken with blood oozing from his mouth and nose. It is a very bizarre incident.
I was right there, I saw it, and when they saw that we were watching them, they pushed him behind the police station to do their own thing with him, before – and I think at the instance of a lady policewoman who was there – they stopped beating him and brought him back to the police station”.
“So, lawyer Adom Appiah was battered by these military men who were driving in an Operation Calm Life pickup with registration number 49 GA 56” the eyewitness narrated.
The NPP scribe contested the primaries with the incumbent, Dr Nana Ayew Afriyie, Member of Parliament for the Effiduase-Asokore Constituency.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Evans Osei-Bonsu/ 2020