The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, aka Chairman Wontumi, is set to be arraigned before court on Wednesday, after being charged with assaulting a public officer.
Chairman Wontumi is said to have assaulted the MP for Manhyia North in Kumasi, Collins Owusu Amankwah, and his constituency secretary while monitoring the ongoing limited voter registration exercise in the constituency.
Mr Boasiako handed himself to the police yesterday after being declared wanted.
Hundreds of NPP supporters have besieged the Kumasi central police station in an attempt to pressure the police to release their leader.
Meanwhile the MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has endorsed Chairman Wontumi’s slapping of the Manhyia lawmaker.
Mr Ayapong said the MP was working against the interest of party flagbearer, Akufo-Addo, and should have been slapped the more, according to a report by starrfmonline.com.
“It is good he [MP] has been beaten, he deserves it, he even deserves more slaps,” Mr Agyapong reportedly told Asempa FM.
The NPP regional secretary, Sam Pyne, has also suggested that the arrest was orchestrated by the ruling government.
“People assaulted officers at Asokore Mampong, they were let off the hock, they destroyed public property and Electoral Commission equipment, yet nothing has been said about it. And when there is an internal party matter, even though the person reported it, we are making it look like a genocide or some treasonable offence.
“…All these things are political and that the powers that are or the mighty hands are pulling their strength. I see it as political,” Pyne was quoted saying.