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Voter registration: Asutifi South MP Collins Dauda granted bail

By Vincent Ashitey
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Asutifi South Member of Parliament Collins Dauda has been granted bail by the Ghana Police Service following his arrest on Saturday, May 11, 2024.

The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has confirmed. He said the MP was released on self-reconnaissance bail immediately after his invitation and subsequent arrest by the Police.

The MP was arrested for allegedly being involved in some disturbances at a voter registration centre.

Sammy Gyamfyi has disclosed that the lawmaker has since returned to his constituency and has resumed monitoring of the ongoing limited voter registration.

Meanwhile, the NDC has described the arrest of the MP as unwarranted and baseless saying he was not present at the time the said disturbances took place.

“Contrary to the claim by the Ghana Police Service, Hon. Collins Dauda was busily monitoring the ongoing registration exercise in his Constituency, Asutifi South and was nowhere near the incident at Kukuom which is located in the Asunafo South constituency.

“The NDC condemns in no uncertain terms the unprofessional haste of the Ghana Police Service to publish the so-called arrest of the Asutifi South MP and create the impression all over the media as though he has committed a crime,” portions of the statement read.

The party described the report as palpably false and must be treated with the contempt it deserves.

The party urged the police to focus their efforts on apprehending the true perpetrators of the disturbance.

"So, we condemn what the police did and we are calling on them to focus on arresting the real perpetrators of that chaos, of those criminal actions”.

 “The NPP hoodlums and bandits were led by a known NPP bandit called Anointing. He is a notorious guy in the area, everybody knows him, the police know him, they know where he lives. They should focus on arresting and prosecuting those hoodlums who went to the voting centre to harass, intimidate, and brutalise innocent citizens."