Majority Leader and Member of Parliament for Suame, Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu has accused the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of inciting a protest against him.
Kyei-Mensah who was pelted with sachet water and nearly attacked but for the police intervention accused the NDC of inciting artisans and spare parts dealers at Suame Magazine to hoot at him on Monday.
According to him although the concerns raised by the agitators are legitimate, the attack on him was orchestrated.
There is an NDC group behind the post office area and I believe that the third group that came, we met and they said they were not prepared to listen to any government official and that the NPP has disappointed them and so on. I think that group was led by our opponent,” the veteran MP said on Asaase Breakfast Show on July 19.
“There is an NPP group by the road side,” he said. “When the people got there, they overturned the elephant carving and started stamping on it and that is where they started shouting ‘NPP away, Nana Addo away’.”
“I am saying I suspect them,” Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said.
A video which went viral on social media showed Kyei-Mensah being whisked away in a police vehicle after furious artisans and spare parts dealers at Suame Magazine thronged the highway and started hooting, pelting him with sachets of water.
The protest according to reports was due to an abandoned highway which claimed one life following the failure of the contractor assigned to it to finish his job.
The contractor, Joshob Company Ltd, had returned to the road which the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs had gone to inspect on Monday (18 July), just days after some residents staged a protest over the bad nature of that stretch.