April 13, 2012

The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Ocquaye has disclosed that the Minority in Parliament will not hesitate in calling upon the Inspector General of Police, Paul Tawiah Quaye before the House if the violence in the Odododiodio constituency is not stopped.

He made the revelation following the continues violence that has been recorded in the ongoing biometric voters’ registration exercise in especially the Odododiodio constituency.

The most recent incident occurred on Wednesday when the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary candidate for Ablekuma South, Ursula Owusu was assaulted by alleged thugs on the orders of the NDC’s Odododiodio constituency parliamentary candidate and Presidential Aide, Nii Lante Vanderpuye.

The Odododiodio area has been a beehive of intense political activities and clashes involving supporters of the ruling NDC party and the opposition NPP in the past few weeks.

Prof. Ocquaye who is also the MP for Dome-Kwabenya while addressing a press conference at Odododiodio constituency on Thursday 12th April stated that Parliament which is currently on recess will be duty-bound to invite the IGP, Paul Tawiah Quaye, if he fails to look into the violence being meted against the NPP in the ongoing biometric voters’ registration exercise.

He urged stakeholders in the democratic development effort such as Civil Society Organizations to also intervene in the ongoing violence which has taken the shine off the otherwise peaceful registration exercise.

Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh