Delali Kwasi Brempong, the parliamentary candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election has refuted allegations by National Security operatives that he had stockpiled a cache of weapons in his house on the day of the election.
Some masked and gun-wielding national security operatives stormed Mr Brempong’s private residence at La-Bawaleshie with the explanation that they had intelligence he had weapons in his house.
In the process, nine persons were arrested in front of his house and some 16 NDC party supporters got wounded as they prevented the security operatives from entering the house to verify the authenticity of their intelligence.
Appearing before the Commission of Inquiry tasked to probe the violence which occurred on Thursday, 31 January 2019, Mr Brempong told the Justice Emile Short-led Commission on Wednesday, 20 February 2019 that: “In my life, I have never lawfully or unlawfully acquired any firearms”.
According to the pharmacist, he is trained to protect lives “and I’ll have no business at all acquiring firearms”.
He added that he has no evidence that anybody had brought firearms into his house on the day of the election.