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VIDEO: Odododiodoo MP granted bail in allege shooting incident

Earlier reports say Nii Lante Vanderpuye was attacked by supporters of his main contender Nii Lante Bannerman of the NPP at Odododiodoo

Nii Lante Vanderpuye, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Odododiodoo constituency has been granted bail.

The MP was arrested by security officials on Monday following a shooting incident at Palladium in the constituency.

He was arrested alongside his wife, daughter and about fifteen other men who were with him when the alleged incident occurred.

The incumbent MP had earlier told journalists that police broke into a hotel he was working from and pumped tear gas into his room.

Earlier reports say Vanderpuije was attacked by supporters of his main contender Nii Lante Bannerman of the New Patriotic Party.

Speaking to journalist shortly after the release of the MP, Lesliw Anim, lawyer of Vanderpuye said it was a calculated attempt to rig the election in favour of the NPP.

“We have been able to secure bail for him, we have been able to gather the pink sheet and all the collation materials that were taken by the police.”

He added, “We believe it is a calculated attempt to rig the election for Nana Addo and Nii Lante Bannerman, and we are assuring everybody Nii Lante Vanderpuye has won Odododiodoo and nobody can change the will of the people.”

Peace Pact

The two main rival parliamentary candidates Nii Lante Bannerman and Nii Lantey Vanderpuye last month pledged to champion a peaceful campaign, days after their supporters engaged in a bloody clash.

Prior to that supporters of the two main political parties, NDC and NPP clashed during a peace walk in James Town, Accra, resulting in 15 supporters sustaining injuries.

Two people were arrested by the police in connection with the incident.

Officials from the National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons engaged the two main parliamentary candidates on Tuesday (3 November) to commit to peace by signing a pact.

For his part, the NPP parliamentary aspirant, Nii Lante Bannerman, said: “As a person and as a political party, we believe strongly in the politics of ideas. We believe the electorate should be given the free will, without any persuasion whatsoever, to decide who and which party the person will want to vote for.”

He added: “We are not a violent party and we will not subscribe [to] or endorse any violence in any way and I strongly condemn what happened last time in no uncertain terms…”

Vanderpuije, concurred for the opposition NDC, rallying his supporters to coexist with everyone.

“I stand here today on behalf of the National Democratic Congress to commit myself to peace before, during and after the 7 December presidential and parliamentary election.

“I do this in the solemn belief that in this constituency we are a family and as such I cannot see myself vandalising, brutalising, attacking any member of my family,” the former minister of youth and sports said.

“I stand here to say that we in the NDC are committed to total peace. We want a peaceful election, we want a peaceful environment, so that our people will come out in their numbers to vote on 7 December 2020 for their preferred candidate…” Vanderpuye said.

By Fred Dzakpata

Asaase Radio 99.5 – tune in or log on to broadcasts online.



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