Some youth claiming to be supporters of Dr Isaac Yaw Opoku, one of the parliamentary aspirants of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) in the Offinso south constituency in the Ashanti region, on Thursday, 4, have invoked curses on any individual or group that attempt to discourage any of the two aspirants contesting the incumbent Member of Parliament, hon Ben Abdalla Bandah.
In their incantations, the leader of the group, hon Collins Bonti, an assembly member for Agyeimpra electoral area said “We invoke a curse on John Boadu, Mr Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, the Ashanti regional chairman, Chairman Wontumi and any NPP party executive if they attempts to declare Ben Abdallah Banda unopposed to prevent any of the two men to contest the incumbent MP. His children, wife and his extended family members must be annihilated“.
The disgruntled supporters, numbering about 100’s also turned to the Offin River to invoke curses on the MP for Offinso North, hon Augustine Collins Intim, the vetting committee and other party executives.
They invoked the curses using 1 create of eggs, 1 bottle of schappe, 1 fowl and slaughtered a white sheep latter offered to the River god.
Invoking of a curse is gradually becoming a reliable and trusted channel that disgruntled politicians and supporters resort to seek justice according to their beliefs.
The supporting group after invoking curses on Thursday, held a press conference at the constituency party office to sound their displeasure on attempt by some party executives to declare hon Ben Abdallah Banda unopposed.
The deputy constituency woman organizer of the ruling NPP Party who is also the assembly member of Amoawi, hon Patient Owusu Amponsah, addressing the Media, claim the imposition of Mr. Ben Abdallah Banda, the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) on the party was a recipe for disaster.
She called on president Nana Akufo Addo, the national NPP party chairman, Mr Freddy Blay and the national general secretary to reverse any attempt to declare the 3-term member of Parliament to ensure open contest.
Mrs. Amponsah added that the incumbent, hon Abdalla has failed in his duty as Member of Parliament and should be voted out for their preferred candidate, Mr Isaac Yaw Opoku to executes development for the good people in Offinso South constituency.
Hon. Patient Owusu Amponsah 0243576086
Hon Offeh Collins Kingsley 0242232391