Investigations have started into the shooting incident that claimed the life of one person in the Techiman South Constituency during thee 2020 polls, the Bono East Regional Security Council has said.
“All violent incidents, including the shooting is being investigated by the Regional Election Security Task Force. All persons with any evidence in respect of the incident are entreated to make them available to the Regional Police CID”, a statement from the Council said on Tuesday, December 15.
The statement signed by its chairman and Regional Minister, Kofi Amoakohene, the REGSEC condoled with the families of the deceased and injured persons following the shooting incident in Techiman South.
“We condemn the isolated violent incidents recorded during the period. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and injured persons in respect of the violence, including the shooting incident in Techiman.”
It further indicated that it will “engage with the bereaved families for the necessary support.”
It also appealed to all aggrieved persons and political parties to “use peaceful means to resolve and address their grievances and advise their supporters to desist from engaging in violent activities to disturb the peace of the Region.”
“We appeal to all stakeholders, opinion leaden, and the media to refrain from engaging in all acts and utterances that have the potential to incite supports to resort to violence.”
In a related development, NDC flagbearer John Mahama is expected to visit the Constituency on Wednesday to commiserate with the bereaved family.
He will then engage party executives on happenings in the constituency as the party pursues to snatch the seat from the ruling NPP.
One person was reported dead at the Techiman Holy Family Hospital following a shooting incident in the constituency.
Several others sustained gunshot wounds.
The shooting incident happened when the deployed security personnel fired warning shots to try and control agitated onlookers at the election collation centre.
The incident reportedly started after a misunderstanding ensued over the results when they were declared.
The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP’s) Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah had won against Mr Beyere of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).