The Member of Parliament for Bantama, Daniel Okyem Aboagye has denied ever assaulting a delegate in his constituency emphasizing that he is not at war to warrant an assault let alone threaten any of his constituents.
The MP says he is too big and above petty squabbles to indulge in assaults and threats against delegates and members of the public in general.
A Julius Kyei Sekyere, a delegate claims the MP assaulted him last Sunday near his church at Adoato without any provocation.
But the MP has denied the allegation saying it is part of a grand scheme to tarnish his image.
According to the MP , while on an inspection of a bridge project at Adoato, he chanced upon a group of people and decided to say hello out of courtesy in order to make it look like he had ignored them.
Mr. Okyem Aboagye said getting closer to them, he realized the group consisted of a pastor and elders of the church. While exchanging pleasantries , he noticed Sekyere was part of the group and complained that he did not want to engage them in any formal interaction because of Sekyere who he accused of constantly insulting him on various Bantama NPP platforms.
The MP also explained to the group that having failed to sponsor his Master’s degree programme in Germany, Sekyere thought it necessary to beef him having benefited a one week trip to China by another benefactor hence the alleged insults.
Sekyere who felt exposed by the MP in attempt pounced on the MP who stood by his vehicle but managed to push him away in defense.
Rev. Adjabeng Fofie of Christ Apostolic Church at Adoato, swiftly intervened to avoid any confrontation and settled the hostilities between the MP and Sekyere and promised to settle the rift between the two.
The pastor has confirmed the confrontation and admitted having amicably settled the issue and wondered why Sekyere had gone to the police and media.
Reacting to a claim of threat by one Nana Achiaa, the MP said Achiaa together with her daughter had approached him for support. As a delegate he felt obliged to help and parted with GHc500 .00 for Achiaa and a further GHc100.00 for her daughter.
According to him, Achiaa who had benefited from a GHC2,000.00 package decided to switch camp and resorted to making false allegations against him after he had told her God would defend his bid. “If indicating my trust in God in my bid is a threat, so be it” he stressed.
The MP has also denied that the Sofoline Police has invited him on any charge of assault.
Seeing the adversaries a calculated attempts by his political opponents to tarnish his image, the MP trusted that no weapon fashioned against him would prosper.
He said he was more focused on executing the over 120 projects and programmes to push the development agenda of the President and the government for the Bantama constituency.
Mr. Okyem Aboagye said with record of almost 89% votes at the last elections and his performance both at the constituency and in parliament coupled with his role in government , he would be the last person to denigrate the Presidency.
The Bantama MP has therefore urged the public to disregard unfounded allegations and attempts by his opponents to tarnish his hard won reputation in politics and private enterprise.