Gov’t slams NDC shooting incident


The government has condemned the shooting incident at the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Ashanti regional office office Monday, leaving one person dead.

Several others sustained injuries with one person under critical condition at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Members of a pro-NDC vigilante group – The Hawks – broke loose during a meeting being held between top party officials.

The police are on a manhunt for four members of the Hawks in connection with the chaos. They are Warrior, Damous, Migyima and Abu Tariban.

Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in a statement condemned the act.

“Government expresses condolences to the bereaved family, wishes the injured a speedy recovery and urges the Police to speed up investigations to bring the perpetrators to book,” Nkrumah stated.

He added: “Government reiterates that violence should be eschewed from all spheres of our national life.  Citizens and Groups are further encouraged to desist from actions that create a state of insecurity in our nation.”

The largest opposition party will be heading to the polls to elect its flagbearer for the 2020 general elections on February 23, 2019.

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