Mustapha Osman, a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Communication team in the Asante Akyem North Constituency has swore to heap curses on the area’s MP, Andy Appiah Kubi.
Speaking to this reporter with fury, Mr Osman wondered why the MP without provocation should smash his phone on the ground just because he suspected him of recording an altercation at a registration center.
Narrating the incident, Osman said he had gone to the Agogo registration center as a party agent to monitor the mop up exercise as commenced by the Electoral Commission.
He noted while there, 67 farmers who live within the hinterlands of Agogo came to register.
Suspected to be members of the NDC because they are of northern extraction, Osman said the NPP Regional Deputy Organiser, Kwaku Atta Sarpong and Derrick Amoah, youth organiser of the Asante Akyem NPP brought in tugs to stop the farmers from registering.
But in a chat with this reporter, Derrick Amoah, Ashanti Akyem North youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party said the violence at the EC district office this morning was orchestrated by the NDC.
He noted that the NDC brought in armed tugs at the center and had brought in people with questionable backgrounds to register in the mop up exercise.
While trying to understand the situation and the needless tensions at the center, Mr Amoah said an NDC man slapped him on the face.
He told this reporter that he would first thing in the morning report the assault on him to the Agogo Police Command.
Mashwood Seidu, communications officer for the NDC corroborating the story to this reporter said when the altercation ensued, some EC officials backed by the Police arrived to restore calm.
But few minutes later, Seidu said the MP, Andy Appiah Kubi arrived with some aides and after some exchanges with the NDC executives the former upon prompting by Derrick Amoah took the mobile phone of Osman and smashed it on the ground in the presence of Officer Offeh from the Agogo District Police Command.
Seidu, the NDC communication officer admitted that someone in the ensuing melee earlier on at the registration Center slapped Derrick Amoah.
He, however, believes the action of the MP was borne out of reports he had heard about the slaps his aide had received while trying to physically stop the farmers who are said to have links to the NDC from registering.