Another MP Chased Out Over Poor Performance
Barely a month after the Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, was chased out by his constituents at Suame in the Ashanti Region over developmental issues, another lawmaker is in the news for the same reason.
The latest, is the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for the Atwimah Nwabiagya South in the Ashanti Region, Emmanuel Adjei Ahwire, who was chased out by his constituents at Amankyea and Kobeng communities.
The Anchor has gathered that, but for the timely intervention of the security operatives, a different story would have been told.
The troubled MP has since confirmed the attack on him on Kumasi-based Abusua FM, saying he escaped unhurt, but described the incident as unfortunate.
While admitting the concerns of his constituents are justified, Mr Adjei Ahwire, pointed out that neither him nor government, can be faulted for the under development.
According to a Starrfm.com.ghcorrespondent, Isaac Bediako, the MP, however, placed the blame squarely on the Russian-Ukraine war,as well as, COVID-19 pandemic.
The MP had embarked on a tour in the constituency to learn at first hand, issues concerning the lives of his constituents, as far as, the current economic hardship are concerned.
The relatively-unknown MP, had dubbed his tour “Talk to Your MP”, an initiative where he visits communities in the constituency, to learn about their economic situation and how best to help solve them.
But unfortunately for him, the constituents will have none of that.
At Kobeng, the angry community members, already boiling with anger and disappointed in his performance, upon seeing him, started abusing their lawmaker anyhow verbally.
In the process, the attack moved from mere verbal abuse to physical, as angry residents threw various implements on sight at the MP and hooted at him, over the poor road network in the area.
It took the intervention of his security detail to calm tension after which they whisked him away.
Narrating the incident on Abusua FM, Mr Adjei Ahwire said he was not hurt but described the development as an unfortunate.
The MP, however, added that his constituents have every right to protest against the lack of development in the constituency, adding that, ongoing projects have been abandoned.
He added that their concerns have been presented to the Minister for Roads and Highways.
This is the second time in a roll a Member of Parliament on the Majority side in Parliament, is being attacked in the Ashanti Region, the stronghold of the NPP, over lack of development.
Angry youth of Suame Magazine in Kumasi, last month, chased after their MP and longest serving parliamentarian, hooting, insulting and pelting sachet water at the respected politician.
The outspoken MP was in his constituency to familiarize himself with the people and also listen to their concerns; chief being infrastructure.
The peeved youth had massed up at the scene where Mr Osei Kyei Mensah was headed and started shouting “away” “away”. The police later intervened.
Later in an interview, the youth activist justified the hurling and pelting of sachet water; saying it was due to the deplorable state of their roads. According to them, this was just the tip of the iceberg.
Mr Kojo Mensah on Accra FM a day after the mass action against the MP that: “We have been deaf and dumb for the past 26 years but we have spoken on Monday and this will continue going into the 2024 elections”.
He said the youth of the area have been taken for granted for far too long by the leadership of the governing New Patriotic Party.
“We are not going to sit aloof for the NPP political leadership in the Ashanti Region to continue taking us for granted,” he threatened.