General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) John Boadu has narrated how he was nearly killed by one Naaba, a younger brother to former Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Collins Dauda, when he went to check up on party folks who had been attacked and beaten by NDC thugs during a re-registration exercise in the Asutifi area of the Brong Ahafo Region in 2016.
According to him, he went in the company of some party members and was met by the gun-wielding younger brother of the former Minister, who threatened to deal with him.
‘’We got to one polling station and there was this guy who called himself Naaba. I didn’t know him. When we got to the polling station, we were there and he arrived with his men, holding guns, machetes and knives. He introduced himself to me as the brother of Hon. Collins Dauda and that we are in Accra making noise about their activities and that today he is here with me and that he is going to deal with me. Had it not been the presence of these gentlemen that accompanied me, it would have been a different story because the police were virtually helpless. They were surging towards us and everybody was running for cover’’ Mr. Boadu told the commission.
He continued that ‘’we were lucky that the polling station was close to the police station. Naaba was charging at me, I had to dash to the police station, the police commander did extremely well, went to the police station, brought out AK 47 and gave about two, three warning shots and Naaba and his group also replied’’.
The Boadu said the violence meted out to NPP supporters by the NDC through Naaba and his colleagues has left several victims maimed, adding that the NPP constituency chairman till date is unable to bow his head as a result of the severe beatings he received from the them.