Holding political rally amid COVID-19 ‘barbaric’ – Assin South MP slams aspirant for defying protocols

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Member of Parliament for the Assin South constituency in the Central region, Rev John Ntim Fordjour has condemned last weekend’s political rally organised by a disqualified parliamentary candidate, Joseph Kofi Damtse.

Mr Damtse who has declared his intention of contesting the seat as an independent candidate is reported to have organized the rally at Assin Aworoso in a bid to energise his base.

Throwing caution to the wind and in clear defiance of COVID-19 protocols, Mr Damtse stood amid a crowd most of whom were without nose masks in clear contravention of Executive Instrument (EI) 64.

The incident which has been widely condemned by well-meaning Ghanaians has led to calls for the immediate arrest of Mr Damtse.

Adding his voice to the calls, Rev Ntim Fordjour questioned: “why some people are so bent on doing anything, going any length, including endangering the lives of the very people who require our protection and care; all in the name of seeking to occupy a political office.”

“What would one gain by putting the lives of our innocent people at risk, at such a dangerous time when our people more than ever, need our leadership, care and support to stay healthy and alive. Why would an aspirant willfully break laws when they seek to be a lawmaker?” he quizzed.

Describing the incident as barbaric, Rev Ntim Fordjour said the lives of his constituents and all Ghanaians are very important than political office and urged his opponent to desist from endangering lives with such reckless conducts.

“I strongly condemn the act of conducting political rallies in these dangerous times. I strongly condemn the act of willfully endangering the lives of the very vulnerable innocent people who crave our leadership, support and protection. It is diabolic, inhuman and absolutely barbaric for one to utterly defy the laws of the land with such impunity, endangering the lives of hundreds of vulnerable people.”

“Lives are more important than rallies. People must not die at the hands of careless, reckless and insensitive people who just want to win elections at the cost of precious human lives.”

Recounting his interventions to constituents and the good people of Assin Aworoso which was the scene of the rally, the MP noted that on Saturday, July 13, 2019, his office together with a team of seasoned medical officers and health professionals from the Rebecca Foundation, provided medical relief to about 1,500 people of the town.

“So much joy was brought to the hearts of many in the town. People came to the Durbar ground with pain, sickness and infections, but they gladly returned home with relief, healing, and strength. Over 1500 people were treated for all kinds of diseases and given medication, all free of charge. Kind courtesy the formidable collaboration between my office and The Rebecca Foundation,” he said.

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  1. It is bad for him to do that, but you will agree with that asking the whole Ghana to do registration is not bad.

    Asking the EC to go to secondary schools to register them is good, while their parents can’t even visit them.

    When NPP met and introduced Nana Addo and Bawumia was good. You’re asking for his arrest? No problem. Because he is doing the thing you suppose to do for your constituents and you didn’t do.send him to prison and he will win the election and come out to remove you from there back to the classroom where you belong.

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