“My brother, I am totally shocked for the national chairman to mention my name as one of the main architects of the violence at Talensi because where I was stationed to campaign and be our party’s agent – that’s Kolpeliga – was nowhere near any of the towns he mentioned as places where the said violence took place,” Mr Boar explained.
According to the MP, Mr Portuphy had alleged at the press conference that the said violence took place at Dakoto, Wakli, Bapulugo and Pusunamango but “I was stationed at Kolpeliga in the far east of the constituency to campaign for our candidate and also be the party’s agent there so how could I have been in any of the towns he mentioned to be involved in the despicable violence?”
He noted, “This is a vile propanganda against my person because the NDC just wants to drag in a big fish at their press conference just to throw dust into people’s eyes and also to justify their violent acts in Talensi.”
The Bunkpurugu MP said even one of the NDC party agents at Talensi, one Foster Asante, commended him at the collation centre as someone who had peaceful overtures and that if all party agents were like him (Boar), there would always be peace at polling stations.
“I want the NDC national chairman to use the same platform to unreservedly apologise to me, my constituents and my party for dragging my name in the mud and imputing such disgraceful tag to me and the people of my constituency because by reference, the NDC chairman has said the people of Bunkpurugu are violent; otherwise I will be instructing my lawyers to drag him before court to prove the allegation made against me,” he threatened.