August 2, 2013

The life of Member of Parliament for Nkwanta North, John Bless Oti has been threatened by some irate youth of the ruling NDC in the district, vowing to deal ruthlessly with him if he set his foot in the area.

The MP has received numerous threatening calls from anonymous persons accusing him of not doing enough to prevent the re-nomination of the District Chief Executive for the area, Hon. Paul Gyato.

The incensed youth hearing that the beleaguered DCE was likely to be retained took to the street in protest of the intended action and in the melee destroyed five government cars and some property.

They suspect that the DCE is a traitor as they believe he is a sympathizer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and as such his continue stay in office will not inure to the benefit of the ruling NDC government.

The youth warned the MP to ensure that the DCE does not get to be re-nominated else he would be forced to vacate his post as an MP.

Speaking to, Hon. was at pains to understand why a section of the youth in the area would want to harm him.

He noted that the sad development has frustrated the itinerary of the MP since he has other businesses to attend to in the constituency, but obviously he would have to take a ‘compulsory ‘ break for now and wait until calm returns to the area.

Hon. John Bless Oti urged the youth to be guided by the law in the discharge of their duties and ensure that they allow peace into the area.

Kwadwo Anim/