As in our previous stories, we reported that over 50 aspirant for the parliamentary position on the NPP tickets has been disqualified. Information reaching us is that one of the disqualified aspirants who has overturned his decision joining the New Patriotic Party and intends to contest as an independent candidate has received on of the biggest threats form malcontent NPP youth in the Bekwai constituency, Ashanti Region. This comes after the aspirant, Amofa Agyeman was disqualified from the party’s parliamentary race.
Prior to the vetting, he was denied the purchase of forms over claims that he was not eligible to contest and that saw the aggrieved supporters storm the national office to get the forms.
“Regarding the independent mantra in the constituency, many of the electorates are threatening to burn down my house if I fail to contest, they believe I may be discouraged or influenced by a group of people or person, hence the threat,” he said.
Speaking on Nhyira FM’s ‘Kuro Yi Mu Nsem’ show, the disqualified aspirant, Mr Agyeman disclosed he was considering the contest following the numerous threats.
“In a democratic dispensation, the grassroots decision is key and you can’t force them to do awkward so I am considering the decision, currently I am consulting and will come out with my final decision,” he said.
Lawyer Amofa was set to contest the seat against first Deputy Speaker in Parliament, Joe Osei Owusu who is now contesting unopposed.