The Member of Parliament for Effiduase in the Ashanti Region, Dr. Nana Ayew Afriyie, has dismissed accusation that he assaulted his District Chief Executive, Ms Mary Boatemaa.
Several media portals reported on Friday that the New Patriotic Party lawmaker had assaulted Ms Boatemaa following a heated exchange.
The incident, according to reports happened hours before the arrival of President Akufo-Addo—who was wrapping up a three-day tour at Effiduase in the Ashanti Region.
But the legislator has denied the allegations adding that the issue was planned to “ostensibly to divert the attention of the President from the many issues confronting the DCE in the district”.
“The said issue was between her driver and a party agent who is my ardent supporter,” he clarified.
“I haven’t raised my hand on anyone and I don’t intend on any day to raise a hand on anyone not to talk of her, ” parts of the statement released on Friday evening read.
Read full unedited statement below
Below is the full (unedited) statement:
I have not touched the DCE and not even engaged her today
Good evening. I have taken note of media publications which is well made up ostensibly to divert the attention of President from the many issues confronting the DCE in the district. Indeed she succeeded in making this issue topical thereby clouding the numerous projects today avails for the world to know about my constituency under the great leadership of our hardworking President. The said issue was between her driver and a party agent who is my ardent supporter. May be when am tagged it will become news for President to know probably I am the cause of her woes. I didn’t ask her among others to create those ghost school feeding schools as reported by auditor general etc. I havent raised my hand on anyone and I dont intend on anyday to raise a hand on any one not to talk of some like her. I was given the opportunity to recommend to be the DCE of my district. I know sooner than later the actors on this issue will come out to let out the truth.
Dr. Nana Ayew Afriyie
MP, Effiduase. A/R
By J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH