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I have no hand in my opponent’s arrest – Titus Glover

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Tema East constituency, Titus Glover has fended off claims that he is behind the arrest of the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) parliamentary candidate, Isaac Ashai Odamtten.

The NDC’s parliamentary candidate was picked up by the police for failing to meet a bail condition he was given by an Accra court on counts of alleged embezzlement while he was Mayor of Tema.

Dozens of NDC supporters who were unhappy over the arrest on Monday, stormed the Tema Community 11 police station to demand the immediate release of their parliamentary candidate, Ashai Odamtten.

The incumbent MP, Titus Glover who is being accused as the mastermind behind the arrest has on several platforms alleged that the former Mayor and parliamentary candidate for Tema East, Ashai Odamtten signed a number of shady contracts during his tenure as mayor and called for his arrest.

But Mr Glover in an interview on Accra-based Citi FM: “I know nothing about his arrest.”

“He should speak the truth to the people in Tema East why he has been charged and stop lying through his teeth,” he added.

When asked about his take on a candidate being arrested a few days to elections, the incumbent MP said “I don’t determine how State agencies should work. They know how they do their work. How do I come in here?”

Tema East is a New Patriotic Party stronghold. Since 1996, the party has won the constituency five times, leaving the NDC with two victories in 1992 and 2004.

The closest race came in 2012 when the incumbent, Titus Glover, beat the then Mayor of Tema, Robert Kempes Ofosu-Ware with just three votes.

In 2016, however, he stretched the margin to 4,125 votes against the same opponent.

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