The Municipal Chief Executive for the Awutu Senya East,Kasoa, Michael Mensah is battling his own account relating to a shooting incident which occurred at an Electoral Commission’s registration center in Kasoa.
There was pandemonium at the Akweley Glory Senior High School registration center on Sunday during which several rounds of ammunition were fired.
The M.C.E. following the incident granted interviews to the media, mentioning chairman of the N.D.C. in the Awutu Senya East Stephen Agyare as the person responsible for the gunshots.
According to him, he had gone to the center specifically for the purpose of monitoring and that when he got there he suggested numbers were given to the registrants who had been in queue since dawn but the NDC’s chairman and secretary, Ofosu Agyare and Amadu Tuariq had vehemently objected the suggestion.
“After I made the suggestion, the chairman and his secretary including some of their party boys started pushing the registrants, the chairman and secretary including one Nana Yaw who had guns started shooting, I had to take cover and rescue to EC officials who had been taken hostage a the time by the Chairman and his people” he narrated.
However, the Municipal Chief Executive, Michael Mensah in a separate interview granted to Citi fm, the MCE denied seeking chairman of the NDC, Mr. Ofosu Agyare and Amadu Tuariq, the constituency secretary at that particular center where the rancor ensued.
He has also denied seeing the duo wielding guns and pointing at the EC’s officials and registrants scaring them and shooting sporadically into the air.
Several acts of electoral violence have over the years been recorded in Kasoa, the town which is densely populated with some of the events turning bloody.
In 2015, during same exercise, a journalist with Kasoa based Pink FM, Akwasi Addo known as Ghanamanwofase was attacked by some political activists.
Story: Pascaline Tengey/pinkfmonlinegh.com