MP In Gun Pulling Saga
THE MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Oforikrom Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Hon. Emmanuel Marfo, has been accused of threatening the lives of some of his constituents with a short gun.
The MP reportedly pulled the deadly weapon during the Oforikrom Constituency New Patriotic Party (NPP) elections on Saturday, which was characterized by series of violence.
The lawmaker was reportedly being chased by scores of angry party members when he decided to pull the weapon from his vehicle to defend himself.
Meanwhile, Hon. Marfo has vehemently denied ever pulling a gun in public during the constituency primaries
“It is not true that I pulled a gun and tried to shoot someone during NPP Oforikrom Constituency elections as is being spread around. It is total false so just disregard them”, he said.
The MP explained that he heard reports that there was trouble at the venue of the party elections and, as the MP of the constituency, decided to rush to the place to ensure peace.
According to him, immediately he set foot at the Tech Police Station, some party members, led by one Baba, the constituency organizer, rushed towards him in a violent manner.
Marfo said he became frightened and so he decided to run to his vehicle to avoid a possible physical attack on his life.
“And that is exactly what I did and the people present can testify”, the embattled MP said.
The lawmaker said he was surprised when news started circulating on social media that he (Marfo) pulled a gun to threaten some NPP members.
“It is not true that I pulled a gun. I only sat in my car quietly to protect myself from being attacked by the charged crowd”, he said on Nhyira FM, stressing that he was not a violent person.
By: Kwadwo Essel/ thePublisher