September 18, 2015

An aspiring parliamentary candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the Member of Parliament for Ekumfi Constituency in the Central region, Hon. Abeiku Crentsil, of masterminding the removal of posters, billboards and banners belonging to two of his opponents.

The allegation came few hours before President John Dramani Mahama commissioned the Otuam Community Day High School in Ekumfi Constituency.

According to Chief Binney Harmiton, all his outdoor campaign materials and that of another aspirant, Mr. George Kuntu Blankson, were torn down on the orders of the incumbent MP whom they had filed their nominations to challenge in the forthcoming parliamentary primaries on November 7, 2015.

Disclosing this in an interview with Accra-based Adom FM yesterday, Chief Binney Harmiton alleged that the incumbent MP hired the services of some thugs to carry out the act.

He told the host of the Adom Morning Show, Captain Smart, that the hired supporters of the MP defaced, destroyed and removed all paraphernalia of him (Chief Binney Harmiton) and Mr. George Kuntu Blankson, pasted in the various villages and towns in Ekumfi constituency.

The NDC supporters of the MP, he further alleged, ordered for the removal of “our posters on walls, billboards, removed flags and banners amidst wild jubilations on Wednesday, September 15, 2015 night.”

He condemned the act describing the MP as “intolerant” whiles calling on the national leadership of the NDC to take action against Mr. Crentsil.

Describing it as unfortunate, Mr. Hamilton stressed: “Such acts of provocation will not intimidate us in anyway.”

“We are not perturbed, but we call on the security agencies to be firm and ensure that this level of insanity is contained beyond degeneration, “Mr. Harmiton added.

President Mahama yesterday commissioned the Otuam Community Day High School in Ekumfi Constituency
That was in fulfilment of NDC’s promise to build 200 senior high schools across the country.