The National Peace Council says President Akufo-Addo must terminate the Awutu Senya East MP, Mavis Hawa Koomson’s appointment if she fails to resign.
The Peace Council’s call comes after Hawa Koomson admitted she fired gunshots at voter registration centre in her constituency.
Chairman, Rev. Emmanuel Asante in reaction on Accra based Citi FM said “If she doesn’t do that, the President must terminate her appointment.”
The Peace Council Chairman also urged Parliament to take an interest in how the matter unravelled.
“The privileges committee must take this seriously because she had brought the name of Parliament into disrepute,” he remarked.
Rev. Asante stressed that the MP’s conduct was unconscionable.
“As far as I am concerned, there is no justification for what she did, especially as a lawmaker breaking the law,” he said.
President of Imani Africa Franklin Cudjoe has also called for the head of the MP for Awutu Senya East Hawa Koomson.
Franklin Cudjoe in a Facebook post said the President should not wait for a resignation letter from her but rather sack her.
Mavis Hawa Koomson Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East Constituency yesterday admitted she fired warning shots at the Step to Christ registration centre in the Central Region on July 20, 2020.
Hawa of the NPP who will be coming up against NDC’s Philis Naa Koryoo said she carried the gun along and fired because she and her agents felt threatened at the registration centre.
Hawa speaking to Adom TV said she went to the centre with some men but none of them was armed.
“I went to the registration centre with some men but none of them was armed. I was the one who fired the warning shots because I had my gun with me. My bodyguard was not around and when we got there, I saw some men on motorbikes at the centre who looked to be disrupting the process, I complained and they were coming close to me and my men, so I felt threatened and fire the warning shots to disperse them, I never aimed at anyone”.
According to an eye witness, gunmen numbering at least 15 stormed the Steps to Christ registration centre around 8:00 am and tried to sack some prospective voters.
This resulted in a scuffle that saw gunshots fired and three motorbikes burnt.
The two parliamentary candidates vying for the seat of the Awutu Senya East Constituency the NDC’s Philis Naa Koryoo and the incumbent MP Mavis Hawa Koomson of the NPP were both at the police headquarters.
The two women had to be restrained by the police after charging towards each other and hurling insults and accused each other of what happened.
Police have also announced that they have arrested some four persons in connection with the chaos. They also said a gun was retrieved from the four men.