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Tweets sent from Labour activist’s account trigger controversy

Update: in May 2018, Patrick Oheneba Adu got in touch to say that his phone had been stolen and it was after this theft that tweet about voting more than once was sent by someone else from his account. The headline and post below have been updated to make this clear.

In the London Borough of Merton, Patrick Oheneba Adu was a member of the local Labour team in West Barnes and even highly praised for his work by the Labour leader of the council in a letter to residents.

Note the past tense, because after some of the public tweets from Patrick Oheneba Adu’s Twitter account received wider attention he has resigned from the local Labour team and a local Labour activist is calling for the party to investigate how he ever got that far.

Here’s a sample of the messages which triggered these events:

Patrick Oheneba Adu tweet 3 Patrick Oheneba Adu tweet 2 Patrick Oheneba Adu tweet 1

First tweet via @MertonMatters.

This has all happened in a three-member ward which currently has the one Liberal Democrat on Merton Council.

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