There was uneasy calm at the Kwahu South District Assembly on Thursday as Police took over the assembly to protect the District Chief Executive for the area, Joseph Omari, from being lynched by some irate executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The reaction of the executives followed the spraying of pepper into the eyes of three of them who had thronged the office of the DCE to enquire about a working visit of the Eastern regional minister, Antwi Bosiako-Sekyere, to the constituency.
The constituency organizer and the chairman have reported the matter to the Mpraeso police station. Police medical forms have been issued to the three affected persons.The angry party executives started to vandalize the DCE’s office after suspecting him to be behind the attack when confusion ensued leading to heavy security presence.
The DCE and his constituency branch executives have not been in good terms for years now, a situation which is affecting development in the area. He was last month suspended as a member of the ruling NDC.
The Eastern regional executives and the regional minister are expected to meet the aggrieved parties to settle the matter as initial attempts were met with violence which marred the meeting at the residence of the regional minister.
The Eastern regional chairman of the NDC, Bismark Tawiah Boateng has condemned the acrimonies and misunderstanding ongoing between the party executives and the DCE, which according to him is affecting the fortunes of the party.