Ghana News–A regional treasurer hopeful for the Ashanti Regional Branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Fred Addae has been disqualified from participating further in the upcoming regional executive polls.
A source close to the Committee revealed the hopeful could not defend some expenditure he undertook prior to the 2016 election as constituency treasurer.
Having been petitioned by three party members in the Manhyia-North Constituency with names such as Albert Boakye Dankwah, Alhassan Mohammed and Asare Benjamin, the Vetting Committee chaired by the famous Frederick Fredua Anto sought to give the hopeful the chance to defend himself against the charge of misappropriation.
The source said despite some labored explanations from Mr Addae the Committee found his answers as flimsy and unsound.
Drama, according our source unfolded moments after the vetting hearings ended at the respected Dr Kwakye Marfo’s residence at Odeneho Kwadaso.
Just after the Committee handed their verdict, our source said a very hurt and anger stricken Fred Addae expressed disappointment at the verdict given by the committee that comprised of the Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei-Mensah, Dr Addae Mensah and Dr Kwakye Marfo.
Carrying his anger beyond limits, the hopeful is said to have deployed some kung-fu techniques by attacking one of the petitioners by name Albert Boakye Dankwah (EXPO) who is said to have urged the hopeful to petition the Supreme Court if he is dissatisfied with the outcome of the Vetting Committee.
Confirming the incident to this reporter, Paa Kwasi Wazzy, an eye witness and a petitioner said but for the people who were still around the vetting grounds Fred Addae would have killed Boakye Danquah.
Digging further, a source said a case of assault has been lodged at the Sofo- line Police Station against the disqualified aspirant.
At the time of going to press the Police had given a medical report to Mr Dankwah to enable him access care at the hospital for bruises on his face and body.
The disqualified aspirant is yet to respond to calls and a text message sent to him to have his side of the matter.
Readers will be apprised with his response when he returns our call or text messages as we seek to give him a fair hearing.