Thriller in Takoradi; NPP MP turns presidential staffer his punching bag

Presidential Staffer, Charles Bissue Presidential Staffer, Charles Bissue

The picture you see is not a heavyweight boxer, who has taken part in a bout, but a Presidential Staffer, Charles Bissue, who had allegedly been beaten by supporters of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tarkwa-Nsuaem, George Mireku Duker.

This appears to be a retaliatory attack on the Presidential staffer, after an earlier altercation between the two New Patriotic Party (NPP) men. It is not yet clear, when Mr Bissue was attacked.

The fight, occurred during a strategic meeting by executives of the governing NPP, on how to maintain its grip on the Western Region.

However, instead of strategic planning, the adults spent time assaulting each other, with the MP left with a bitten finger.

Mr Bissue, the husband of a Deputy Minister of Information, Nana Dokua Asiamah Adjei, who is also the MP for Akuapem North constituency in the Eastern region, has been left with a swollen face, which makes him unrecognisable at first glance.

Reports are that, the NPP 2020 Campaign Leader, Peter Mac Manu and the Director of Operations in the Office of the President, Lord Commey, were present when the fight started with verbal exchanges between Duker and Mr Bissue.

The Daily Guide reports that, Mr Bissue, who doubles as the Western Regional Secretary of the NPP on Monday, engaged in the fisticuffs in the presence of the two NPP stalwarts.

According to sources, the NPP Regional executives, were meeting with all the party's Parliamentary Candidates in the Region at Kingston Hotel in Takoradi, when the incident happened

It is gathered that there was a misunderstanding between the MP and the Regional party executive , but the latter in the raging confusion, grabbed the MP's hand and gave him multiple bites which left him bleeding profusely.

Sources indicated that, George Mireku Duker and Charles, have not been in good terms because the latter is supporting an independent candidate against the incumbent.

It is unclear, what exactly triggered the biting, but party executives have been tight-lipped over the development as they refused to either confirm or deny, if indeed this took place.

When contacted George Mireku Duker, he confirmed the incident and said he had visited the hospital for treatment, but declined to give further details.

"I have gone to the hospital and received treatment and I am getting well", he revealed

Sources indicated that, after the barbaric act, Charles Bissue, nicodamously left the scene.