May 30, 2024

Kennedy Kankam, the assaulted MCE

Rashid Dauda, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Organizer in Asawase, has been granted bail after a violent assault on the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Asokore Mampong Municipality, Kennedy Kankam.

The incident began when Dauda, accompanied by a group of constituency executives, entered the MCE’s office to demand the release of funds from the Assembly’s reserves for party activities during the recent limited voter registration exercise.

The MCE’s refusal to comply led to a heated verbal confrontation between him and the Constituency Organiser, eventually escalating into a physical altercation.

Although the incident was reported several weeks ago, it wasn’t until recently that Dauda was summoned for questioning by the Asokore Mampong police. Following the statement-taking process, he was released on bail.

The ongoing police investigation has raised questions about the appropriate authority within the municipality to request the release of funds from the Assembly’s coffers.

These actions have been deemed unacceptable by law enforcement authorities, as they challenge the principles of responsible governance. Mobilizing for funds as if it were a family enterprise contradicts proper governance practices.

Concerns have also arisen regarding alleged delays and irregularities in the police investigation. These issues raise questions about the application of justice and equality under the law.

It remains crucial to uphold the rule of law and ensure that everyone is held accountable, irrespective of their political affiliations.

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