The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tema East Constituency has mounted a spirited defense for Minority Chip Whip, Hon. Muntaka Mubarak over alleged assault of a woman at a polling station.
Titus Nii Kwatei Titus-Glover said the said assault is difficult to believe because “my leader cannot even harm a fly.”
Hon. Muntaka, who is also the MP for Asawase in the Ashanti region, has been accused of slapping an activist of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who was preventing him from registering a minor.
The supposed victim, Zeinab Jibril allegedly pulled a veil of a lady the MP had brought to the registration centre on suspicion she may be a minor.
Angered by her action, Hon Muntaka was said to have subjected her to severe beatings and an attempt by supporters of the NPP to rescue her, marred the registration process at the polling station.
The case was reported to the Asokore-Mampong Police; the MP turned himself in and was later granted bail.
But, on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem, Monday, Hon Titus-Glover said the supposed assault is difficult to believe.
He maintained that, no amount of provocation will make the Asawase MP hit a woman.
“I know my Leader who can never beat a woman. This is very hard to believe. Muntaka is a gentleman,” the Tema East MP stressed.
Hon. Titus-Glover bemoaned the violence which characterised the Limited Voter registration exercise, especially in the Ashanti and Volta regions.
He called on representatives of political parties at polling stations to rather use the Electoral Commission’s procedure to challenge people they deem to be minors and not resort to violence.
Hon. Titus-Glover also charged all foreigners not to allow themselves to be used by political parties for their selfish interests.
“Foreigners should stay away from our electoral process for a peaceful registration, else when caught, they will be in trouble,” he added.
Source: Ghana | Adomonline.com | Adwoa Gyasiwaa Agyeman