The police have in their grip a young man who allegedly threatened to hamper the New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s Presidential Primary.
In a statement, the police identified him as Ibrahim Iddrissu Shummah and said he was arrested on Thursday, October 26, nine days ahead of the election.
According to the police, he issued a threat against the election in a viral video.
“The Police have today Thursday 26th October, arrested suspect, Ibrahim Iddrissu Shummah, who was seen in a viral video threatening to attack and prevent people from voting in the upcoming Flag bearer Elections of the New Patriotic Party in the Assin Central Constituency.”
It appears the suspect is a supporter of aspirant Kennedy Ohene Agyapong who is the incumbent Member of Parliament for Assin Central.
A screenshot of the said viral video alluded to by the police showed him in a black branded campaign T-shirt of the legislator with the inscription, “Showdown”.
The police in their statement confirmed, “The suspect is in custody assisting investigation.”
Ahead of his arrest, the Inspector General of Police, Dr George Akufo Dampare assured the Presidential Elections Committee of the NPP of the absolute security on D-Day.
“We want to assure you that on the 4 of November, we are going to give an overdose of security and it will be excellent, it will be awesome.”
The Presidential primary will take place on November 4, 2023, at all the 276 constituencies across the country as well as the Party Headquarters in Asylum Down in Accra.