-NDC serial caller Appiah Stadium was arrested for allegedly insulting President Akufo-Addo
-Leading member of NPP, Gabby Otchere-Darko believes the development would upset the president
A leading member of the ruling Patriotic Party (NPP) and nephew to President Nana Akufo-Addo, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has condemned the arrest of an NDC serial caller for allegedly insulting the president.
According to him, such “unnecessary” and “uncool” arrests sharply contrast what the president stands and must not be effected in his name.
The serial caller, Frank Kwaku Appiah, otherwise known as Appiah Stadium, who is one of the vocal supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region was reportedly arrested on Tuesday.
Though there is no official reason for his arrest yet, it is said to be related to comments he made some time ago suggesting that President Akufo-Addo was a drug addict.
His arrest has led to many condemnations including one from NDC General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia who has likened the arrest to the era of Criminal Libel where people could be arrested for defamation.
In a series of posts on social media after news broke of Appiah Stadium’s arrest, Mr Otchere-Darko who is said to be close confidante of the president hinted that [Akufo-Addo] will be upset over the arrest
“These things shouldn’t happen. I can see the president being extremely unhappy about any citizen being arrested for allegedly insulting him. It goes against all that he stands for. I may not be privy to the details but I know whatever the justification the President will not like this one bit.
“He could have been invited without the handcuffs. Very unnecessary; uncool”, Mr Otchere-Darko who recently suffered a similar attack from NDC supporters posted both on Twitter and Facebook.
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