The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Western Regional Secretary Charles Bissue has denied instigating a brawl which reportedly left him with an eye contusion and swellings on his face.
Mr Bissue who doubles as a presidential staffer reportedly got into a scrap with the NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for Tarkwa-Nsuaem in the Western Region, George Mireku Duker on Monday at a meeting which had NPP national campaign manager, Peter Mac Manu and Director of Operations at the Presidency, Lord Commey present.
Mireku Duker (middle), insists he only defended himself
Bissue's opponent told the Daily Guide in an interview that the presidential staffer was the aggressor by throwing the first punch and later biting his fingers.
However, Mr Bissue in a statement issued today said he neither physically attacked nor bit the finger of the MP.
"The reportage is a gross misrepresentation of what transpired at the Party’s meeting on Monday, I wish to assure all that I neither physically attacked nor bit the finger of the MP for Tarkwa-Nsuaem Constituency, Hon. Mireku Duker as widely reported," Mr Bissue said in a statement posted on his Facebook wall.
"I was not the aggressor in this situation, as it is not in my nature, as anyone who knows me could attest".
He also maintained that publicizing his version of the scuffle would distract from the NPP's re-election efforts.
Instead, Mr Bissue has assured that he would resort to the Party structures to resolve the issue.
"I am by this medium assuring all and sundry that, I will rather resort to the structures in the NPP to resolve this matter amicably. Much as I would like to publicize my side of the unfortunate incident, I am guided by the fact that the NPP has an election to prosecute and anything that distracts from the telling of the unparalleled achievements of this government will be a great disservice to the country and the Party that I have faithfully served. I am guided, as always, not by self-interest but by greater ideals and loyalties, and a firm belief that justice serves those who serve others, and that truth and honesty always prevails".
Read Bissue's entire statement below;