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Resign honorably - Peace Council Chairman calls on Hawa Koomson

The Chairman of the National Peace Council, Rev. Prof Emmanuel Asante has called on the Member of Parliament for Awuku Senya East to resign as the Minister of Special Initiatives.

Most Rev. Prof Emmanuel Asante

He said the action of the Minister to fire a gun at a registration center makes her role as a Minister untenable.

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“I saw this very late last night before I slept and really, I was disturbed about the whole thing”, he told Benjamin Akakpo in an interview on Class91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast Show on Tuesday, 21 July 2020.

“Why? For the simple reason that we have an honourable minister, an honourable member of parliament also, and I believe that she’s also the NPP’s parliamentary candidate for Awutu Senya East Constituency. We would expect that such honourable people would provide leadership, no matter the provocation”, he explained.

“And, for her to have said that she felt threatened, so, she pulled a gun and fired it and created chaos in that place; what if, in pulling the gun, others, whoever the detractors may be, even if they were around, ... also pulled a gun? What would have happened?” he asked.

There was confusion at the Step To Christ registration centre during the voter registration exercise on Monday, 20 July 2020, when heavily-muscled gun-wielding men stormed the premises to disrupt the exercise.

Officials of the EC took to their heels when the men, numbering about 15, ransacked the place.

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