The Agona East Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has expressed concern about the arbitrary arrest of its sympathizers by Mr Martin Gbormonyo Obeng, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area.
They have therefore appealed to the Chiefs and opinion leaders in the area to call the DCE to order to ensure peace before and during the 2012 elections.
Addressing a press conference at Agona Nsaba, Mr Dennis Armah-Frempong, Constituency Chairman of the party said within two weeks, the DCE ha caused the arrest of two NPP members without any justification.
According to the executives of the party, the DCE’s action could be seen as putting fear and panic into the NPP members to stop them from campaigning.
Mr Armah-Frempong said Mr K. Panyin and Mr Kwesi Addo, NPP members, were arrested by the Nsaba and Duakwa police respectively, under the instructions of the DCE for alleged insulting behaviour.
“This political harassment in the Agona East constituency could mar and disturb the peace before, during and after 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary elections in the area,” he said.
“We the NPP supporters and executives in Agona East are appealing to the DCE to stop that habit to ensure peace and harmony in the area”, he said.
Mr Armah-Frempong alleged that the DCE had refused to sign the MP’s form granting part of his share of the common fund to over eighty students from secondary and tertiary institutions to pay their school fees.
The Chairman said due to the insensitive and unsympathetic manner of the DCE, some of the beneficiaries had either been sacked from school or failed to write their final examinations for non-payment of their fees.
When contacted the DCE denied all the allegations and described them as unfounded and baseless, calculated to tarnish his image. GNA