Kofi Jumah faces court tomorrow

Former Local Government Minister, Maxwell Kofi Jumah, is set for court Monday to face charges of destroying election materials and disturbing public peace.

The Asokwa constituency MP hopeful will be facing the court after a second failed attempt at the seat last Saturday.

If found guilty of the offences he faces a prison term not less than two years or a fine – or both.

Kofi Jumah destroyed voting materials two hours into yesterday’s polls to elect a parliamentary candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to contest general elections in 2016.

Reasons for his action are not clear but Luv FM’s editor Saeed Yakubu said the former Kumasi Mayor entered the voting hall, unprovoked, and began tearing the ballot papers and destroying other voting materials.

Speculations are that he was angered by a rousing welcome given to his rival, Patricia Appiagyei when she came to the polling station.

Mr Jumah was quickly arrested, handcuffed and whisked away by the police.

Patricia Appiagyei eventually retained the Asokwa seat with 326 votes, against Mr Jumah’s 158 votes- beating Mr Jumah two consecutive times.

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