May 30, 2011

Hundreds of supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), in the Lower Manya Krobo constituency, have demonstrated in protest of allegations made by their MP concerning the failing eyesight of president Mills.

Hon. Michael Teye Nyaunu, who is the Campaign Coordinator of the Konadu 2012 campaign in a meeting with some NDC delegates, urged delegates of the ruling party to vote against President Mills because he was virtually blind and could not read any of the letters officially addressed to him,.

He alleged that the situation had resulted in persons at the Castle feeding the President with false information, while other big shots in the Castle have usurped the President’s power.

Hon. Teye – Nyaunu’s comment sparked condemnation from a section of the public who felt that the MP was increasingly becoming a nuisance with his uncouth comments about the President.

His constituents, who were incensed by their MP’s comments publicly, exhibited their anger by taking to the streets on Monday morning.

The protestors presented their petition to the Queen Mother of Odumase Krobo and the Lower Manya Krobo District Assembly.

They claim they voted for Hon. Teye-Nyaunu to represent them in parliament and bring honour to the area but he has consistently succeeded in bringing shame to the area by his unguarded statements.

The demonstrators called for his immediate stepping down, urging him to jettison any ambition of seeking re-election as MP for the area.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/