An orchestrated game plan by opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to link Minister of Education, who is also the Member of Parliament for the Manhyia South Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh to one of the suspected kidnappers two Canadians in Kumasi has failed.
There are no traces of Dr. Prempeh having anything to do with Seidu Yakubu aka ‘MBA’ in his entire life both in private and in public.
The NDC in a hurriedly arranged press conference linked the education minister and other New Patriotic Party (NPP) persons in the Ashanti Region with claims that Seidu was closer to those persons.
Checks have revealed that Dr. Prempeh does not even know Seidu personally.
Instead, images have emerged on various platforms indicating that Seidu was common within the corridors of the NDC.
As a matter of fact, he was part of the NDC’s ‘Agenda One Million Votes’ that the party launched in the Ashanti Region during the 2016 elections.
Seidu was so common within the BDC that he had unrestricted access to the President, John Dramani Mahama with whom he has pictures with.
Seidu and 13 other suspects were arrested by operatives of the National Security, BNI and the police during an operation at Achiase near Antoa, where the two Canadian captives were freed last Wednesday.
The Canadians, Bailey Chitty and Lauren were kidnapped on June 4, 2019, when they were traveling from Asokwa, a suburb of Kumasi, to their hostel at Danyame also in Kumasi. Unknown to them, the kidnappers were following their vehicle with a red Toyota Corolla car with registration number AS6149-19.
Upon reaching their hostel, the two were accosted and bundled into the Toyota Corolla to a hidden place in Kumasi.
The victims were volunteers with Youth Challenge International, a Canadian international development organization with its headquarters in Toronto.
The kidnapping brought external pressure on Ghana’s security as the kidnapping of some three girls remained unresolved. Canada and the United Kingdom went to the extent of issuing traveling warning to their citizens who wanted to travel to Ghana.