The Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP), Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has said the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is hatching diabolic plans to disorganise the activities of the Electoral Commission (EC) ahead of the 2020 general election.

The NDC’s main objective, according to him, is to work in secret and destroy the vital information of the EC, especially when the election is approaching, in order to tarnish the image of Jean Mensa, the EC Chairperson, who would then be seen as ineffective. In order to carry out this ‘wicked’ agenda to perfection and plan how to execute it, he said some top NDC kingpins, led by the National Chairman, Ofosu-Ampofo, have started meeting in a certain farm at Afram Plains. Mr. Agyapong said he was closely monitoring what he called the ‘diabolical activities’ of the NDC against the EC. He claimed to be abreast of vital information about almost the daily activities of the NDC, regarding its intentions of tarnishing the image of the EC boss and one of her deputies, Dr. Eric Bossman Asare, and he would expose them at the right time.

“Sinari has purchased some pickup vehicles, which are being parked in the house of Ofosu-Ampofo and they are meant to destroy the information of the EC so as to shut the EC down and destroy Jean Mensa, the EC boss. “As part of this plan, the NDC kingpins, including Ofosu-Ampofo, have started meeting in a farm at Afram Plains, which is believed to belong to a key member of the NDC. They met on the farm on December 18, 2019,” he alleged.

The outspoken MP said the NDC elements, knowing that their agenda against the EC is wicked and illegal, have decided to meet in the farm so nobody could know about their nefarious activities. But unknown to the NDC, he said, his huge lenses have been placed on them and so he is privy to the time of their meetings in the farm and even the issues that they discuss to destroy the work of the EC. “I am monitoring them closely; in fact, I know everything,” he stated, adding that “we are on top” and they would be exposed and dealt with accordingly at the appropriate time for all to see.

Mr. Agyapong was of the view that the NDC, like any other political party in the country, has the right to demonstrate against any act of the EC that they deemed untoward “but they should not use threats”. Speaking on NET2 TV, he said the NDC members are no longer in the political office so if they try to take any action that would disturb the peace and the forward march of the country, the security agencies would not hesitate to deal with them. The Assin Central lawmaker also wondered why the NDC and few political parties have kicked against the EC’s plan to clean the voters’ register at a low cost, stressing that the NDC’s intimidation against the EC would not work.

He described the electoral body as an independent institution, with the sole mandate of running the elections without fear or favor; therefore, nobody should try to make its important work difficult.

another fire incident on the campus of Accra Academy on Tuesday night, a few days after a similar incident on the campus.

Graphic Online’s Emmanuel Bonney reports that the fire is at the Alema Hall. Get Digital Versions of Graphic Publications by downloading Graphic NewsPlus Here. Also available in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store Two fire tenders responded to the distress call and fire personnel were still battling the fire when Graphic Online arrived on the campus at about 8 pm Tuesday, January 28, 2020. All the students had been evacuated from the hall.

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