I didn’t touch her; she tripped on her high heels

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Member of Parliament (MP) for the Effiduase-Asokore Constituency, Dr Nana Ayew Afriyie has refuted reports by some media outlets that he had slapped the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sekyere East, Mary Boatemaa Marfo, MyNewsGh.com reports.

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Contrary to reports that, “he slapped her in the face, pushed her on the ground as the Constituency Chairman and other executives looked on”, the MP has told MyNewsGh.com in an interview that, the female DCE was “stumbled by her high heels and long slit”.

“She was having a brawl with one David over the keys to
a school bus belonging to AMASS and because it had rained, she got tripped by
her high heels and long slit; I was standing nearby but nobody can say I
touched her”, Ayew said.

The MP admits that there is a feud between the two but he
would “never desecrate my office by raising my hands on anybody, let alone
a woman; she just created the story to cover her shame because she has lost
favour before the chiefs and the people”.

The brawl between the MP and the DCE was reported prior to
the visit of President Akufo Addo to Effiduase on the last day of his tour of
the Ashanti region.

There was confusion over the venue to host a durbar to
welcome the President to the town.

The two were divided on where to stage the durbar, sources have told MyNewsGh.com.

The MP would have it held at the forecourt of the town
durbar grounds, but the DCE insisted that, it beheld at the forecourt of the
district assembly.

“She feared that the chiefs and people would disgrace
her before the president, that’s why she insisted that the programme should be
held away from the palace”, the MP said.

The programme was however rained off on Friday evening.

It may be recalled that, at the behest of the Paramount
Chief of the Effiduase-Asokore, Nana Dr. Susubiribi Krobea Asante, the
traditional council at a press conference called on the president to remove
Madam Boatemaa Marfo in April.

The NPP youth wing in the Effiduase Asokore Constituency
also called for her head.

It is not clear what has caused the feud between the MP and the DCE, but Nana Ayew Afriyie has said, Mary Boatemaa Marfo has been “surrounded by scandals”.

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When the DCE was contacted, she only said she had lodged a
formal complaint to the police.

Source:MyNewsGh.com/Edward Amagyei Naaso/2019

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