The Central Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has alleged that there are three serious criminal offences committed by functionaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the region that the Police has intentionally failed to investigate.
In a statement, the list of felonies was given as including an NPP leader’s refusal to pay back a huge sum of money that was taken from the coffers of the National Investment Bank (NIB); the alleged theft and sale of excavators by a leading member of the Regional Executives Committee of the NPP and the splurging of a whopping Ghc80, 000 on the supposed painting of a roundabout at Mankessim by a District Chief Executive.
The statement was signed by the leadership of the Central regional Youth Wing of the NDC.
It was in response to a complaint that the Central Regional branch of the NPP had allegedly lodged with the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police over the alleged possession of Canadian citizenship by the NDC MP for Assin North, Hon. Dr. James Gyakye Quayson.
The issue of Hon. Quayson’s alleged possession of dual citizenship had been topical in the aftermath of the 2020 elections. On account of the claim, the NPP had managed to secure an injunction against the swearing-in of Hon. Quayson as MP for Assin North at a Cape Coast court.
Interestingly, Hon. Quayson is known to have renounced his Canadian citizenship before standing for the election, with the Electoral Commission satisfying itself that he had duly done so before allowing him to run.
In response to what the NDC youth wing calls desperate attempts by the NPP’s Central Regional Secretary to save face from his abysmal performance in the 2020 election, the NDC said the Police action will not work.
“We remind the NPP and their assigns that all their malaised, jaundiced and Machiavellian machinations to deny the good people of Assin North constituency representation in parliament is not only evil and irresponsible but a dangerous precedence which will hunt them in the not too distant future,” the NDC wrote.