The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Manhyia North, Collins Owusu Amankwa is not a happy man.
What was meant to be a good Sunday (May Day) for the MP later turned out to be a bad one after he received some hefty slaps from his own regional party chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, known in the political circles as Chairman Wontumi.
The incident happened at a registration center named Nana Fodjour House in Krofrom in Kumasi.
Wontumi, according to Kumasi-based Ultimate FM’s reporter, Justice Isaac Bediako, had earlier asked the MP to form a team to observe the exercise since the constituency executives are not recognized as such due to the dispute over their legitimacy to stay in office.
The legislator in acting on the directive to put the team together among other persons selected his special aide known as Aggudey, who is said not to be in the good books of the Regional Chairman.
Wontumi on his rounds in the constituency saw Aggudey at one of the registration centres and confronted to leave the premises because he was not authorized to observe the exercise on behalf of the party.
A heated argument then ensued and in the process, Wontumi in a fit of anger tried slapping Aggudey but the hefty blow landed on the face of the MP who had tried to intervene, dazing him momentarily.
The legislature after recovering had not option than to lodge a formal complaint against Chairman Wontumi at the Manhyia Police for assault.
The police has since commenced investigation into the matter.
Following the unfortunate incident, party members in the constituency have registered their displeasure over the disgraceful act by their regional chairman and have condemned him for stooping so low to fight another party member who was doing legitimate work for the NPP’s good.