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Mahama: Police intimidation efforts have handed Awutu Senya East seat to NDC

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, has stated that the police have handed the Awutu Senya East parliamentary seat to the party’s aspirant, Phillis Naa Koryoo Okunor, if they thought arresting and detaining her was a means to intimidate and scare her off it.

Mahama said the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) government is fraught with acts of inequality and selective justice, which he said are glaring for all to see, and cited the incident where the current Awutu Senya East MP Hawa Koomson fired a weapon at a voter registration centre and was left off the hook while Naa Koryoo was detained for legally possessing a firearm.

“The inequality and selective justice of this government are gullying, otherwise, how could Hawa Koomson, who fired a weapon at a registration centre and boasted about it, walk away free and a parliamentary candidate for Awutu Senya East is detained partly because the very police that issued her with a firearm’s license misspelt her name?” the former president said in a live broadcast on Sunday, June 9.

He added, “If the government was seeking to break the spirit of Naa Koryoo with that politically organised arrest, they have rather handed over the Awutu Senya East parliamentary seat to the young woman, who by all standards towers over and above the incumbent.”

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