One person is confirmed dead and another in critical condition at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital following a scuffle between two factions at the Ashanti regional office of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The two were fired upon when the National Chairman of the NDC; Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and the General Secretary; Johnson Asiedu Nketia met with regional party Executives in the region.
Sources within the party tell rawgist.com’s Bernard Buachi the scuffle ensued when a member of the Hawks (a pro-NDC vigilante group) moved from their canopy to another canopy where the NDC’s taskforce members were also gathered.
The cause of the misunderstanding remains uncertain.
Meanwhile a statement issued by the party shortly after the incident also gave a different account insisting that the shots were fired by “some men on Motorbike wielding guns…shot indiscriminately and sped off”.
The party has called on the Police to “carry out a thorough investigation into the matter and bring the perpetrators to book”.
Police from the Ashanti regional Police command are already investigating the matter.
Please read the NDC’s Press statement below:
For Immediate release
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS – ASHANTI REGIONAL SECRETARIAT
OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON INCIDENT AT THE ASHANTI REGIONAL OFFICE ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2019
The Ashanti Regional Secretariat of the National Democratic Congress regrets to report that an unfortunate incident occurred at the party’s regional office today, Monday 18th February, 2019.
The regrettable incident occurred while a meeting between the National Chairman, The General Secretary, a Deputy General Secretary and the Regional Executive Committee was ongoing. Some men on Motorbike wielding guns attacked a gathering outside, shot indiscriminately and sped off.
We regret to announce that one of the two men who were shot has passed on and the other is in a critical condition at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). The National Chairman, General Secretary and the Regional Executive Committee has visited him at the Hospital.
We request the police to carry out a thorough investigation into the matter and bring the perpetrators to book.
Kwame Zu (Regional Secretary)
Mobile Contact: 0244986993
18th February, 2019
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