The Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia North, Collins Amankwaah, says the New Patriotic Party (NPP), regional chairman, Antwi Boasiako, popularly called Chairman Wontumi, did not err in slapping him and assaulting his constituency secretary during the Electoral Commission (EC)’s limited registration exercise.
Amankwaah told Accra-based Joy FM that Wontumi had acted on rumours that he (Amankwaah) was instructing people to go round polling stations with cutlass to terrorise registrants.
He said he had reached an amicable settlement with Wontumi and would not want to hold any grudge against him.
Amankwaah had reported the assault to the police and Wontumi was detained and arraigned before court.
But in a shock move, the MP withdrew the case from court.
Defending his action, he said mother had begged him to withdraw the case after she allegedly got threatening messages.
He said he complied with his mother's wish because he did not want any bad thing to befall her.
Amankwaah added that he loved Wontumi and would work with him ahead of the upcoming November elections, which he said the NPP must win.