Member of Parliament(MP) for Awutu Senya East Constituency, Mavis Hawa Koomson has confirmed that she fired a warning shot at one of the registration centres And justified same in her Constituency to disperse people she describes as hoodlums brought to the centre by her opponent from the NDC.
According to the Minister of Special Development Initiative, she got to one of the Polling stations in her constituency and realised the NDC candidate for the area had bused people from other places to register for the new voters ID card.
She said the people who were driven in buses with motorbikes escorting them displaying to scare people who were at the registration center.
To put an end to this, the Minister said she took out her revolver and fired some warning shots that dispersed the individuals who were scaring the people from registering.
The Member of Parliament said as of the time she was firing the gunshot, there were no personnel of the Ghana Police Service readily available and therefore she had to take the law into her own hands to disperse the unnecessary crowd and also protect her people.
The Awutu Senya East Constituency Member of Parliament said “I work with men, In Politics I can’t work with only women so I have men I work with. The men who were with men did not have any firearms with them. I fired the warning shot”.
The lawmaker who confirmed firing warning shots at one of the Registration centers in her Constituency said she was not going to disclose the identity of her gun.
Narrating what ensued the lawmaker said “please I cannot tell you the kind of gun I use. What you should be asking is why I fired warning shots at the Registration Center. I cannot keep a gun which is not licensed in my possession. I won’t mention the kind of gun but I can tell you that it’s a licensed gun”.
I’m a member of Parliament so if I’m moving and I’ve in my possession my firearm because you don’t know who can cause harm to you…or is it because I’m a woman? My Police escort was not with me. I woke up at dawn so my Police escort was not with me. So if I go somewhere and my Police is not with me, I keep my gun to protect myself.
When I went to the Polling station, I told the crowd gathered that people who do not reside in Kasoa should not venture to register for the card and I left. So after leaving for 20 minutes Koryo brought his boys including some macho men to display but I wasn’t bothered so after they did what they wanted to do, they left the place. So after they finished and left, I also moved from there to step to christ registration centre to see if the people he brought from Nsawam and other areas to register were allowed to register or not. If they were registering I would stop the process. So when I got there they brought the motors back and sensing danger, I fired warning shots to scare them”.