#PulseElections NPP slams Eastern regional minister over intimidation, power show off

Ms Mavis Frimpong is accused of causing the arrest of Frank Ayim Owusu, the NPP Youth Organizer for Abirem, on Wednesday, September 14, over claims that he insulted the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Abirem and Ms Frimpong.

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The New Patriotic Party wing in the Eastern Region has accused the Eastern Regional Minister of intimidation and abuse of power.

Ms Mavis Frimpong is accused of causing the arrest of Frank Ayim Owusu, the NPP Youth Organizer for Abirem, on Wednesday, September 14, over claims that he insulted the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Abirem and Ms Frimpong.

A statement signed and issued by the Eastern Regional Youth Organizer of the NPP, Jerry Osei-Poku, said: “The NDC in the Eastern Region, led by the Regional Minister and their executives, have chosen the path of intimidation and abuse of power in their quest to usurp victory in the coming elections.

“We are at a loss at the level of desperation exhibited by the Eastern Regional Minister and NDC parliamentary candidate for Abirem.”

It said "We find it incomprehensible that Madam Mavis who has been a DCE for three years, Deputy Eastern Regional Minister for two years and is currently the Eastern Regional Minister for over a year, and therefore with all the resources under her control, has failed to bring development to the people of Abirem, yet she believes that she can bring development to Abirem with meagre resources as a Member of Parliament.

"It is very unfortunate that political actors within the ruling government tend to use the state coercive force at their disposal to intimidate and maltreat their political opponents instead of using them for the good of the people.

“The tactics of intimidation is a strategy of the NDC implemented by most NDC parliamentary candidates who are also government appointees across the country, particularly in the Eastern region.”

The statement also urged the police to remain neutral ahead of the polls while calling on the Peace Council to bring the minister to order.

“We wish to urge the Ghana Police Service to remain neutral and professional in carrying out their duties this political season to avoid being used as pawns by government appointees,” the statement said.



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