The Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, Mr Enoch Teye Mensah, has denied accusations leveled against him by the camp of Samuel Nartey George, his contender to represent the National Democratic Congress as parliamentary candidate in election 2016.
Sam George had filed a complaint with the Prampram police, claiming that he was punched in the eye by an aide to ET Mensah and that two of his aides had also been kidnapped.
Mr George and Mr Mensah are contesting the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primary in the Ningo-Prampram constituency.
The election has, been postponed due to an allegation by Mr George to the effect that about 3,000 names, mainly of his supporters, have been deleted from the register.
Speaking to the media after meeting the Tema Regional Police Commander, DCOP Mrs Beatrice Vib-Sanziri, and the Prampram District Police Commander, DSP Paul Bampoe, Mr Mensah called his political opponent as a “liar’ and “treacherous character” bent on causing confusion.
An altercation ensued after a meeting with representatives of both aspirants and in the process, the Constituency Organiser, Mr Habid Mohammed, allegedly hit Mr George with a blow, which caused a swelling on his right eye.
Mr Habid was subsequently arrested by the police and his statement taken. He has however filed a counter complaint against Mr George.
Reacting to the developments, Mr Mensah said: “Everybody in this constituency know the boy (George) is telling lies. He is a known lair.
“Who doesn’t know his Campaign Manager is a notorious land guard? Everybody knows in this area.”
He said there was no accusation that would dent his reputation. “I have done a lot for this community, I campaigned on my record and the people know what I have done for this area,” he said.
Mr Mensah downplayed the various skirmishes that occurred in town leading to the postponement of the elections, insisting that the constituency was calm and peaceful.
While expressing regrets at the outcome of events, he was optimistic that the National Executive Committee of the NDC will resolve the issues for the primaries to take place.
He urged all his followers to remain calm and not do things that will disrupt the process.