NDC to fly party flags at half-mast to show displeasure over Ayawaso violence

By Mutala Yakubu
NDC to fly party flags at half-mast to show displeasure over Ayawaso violence

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) say they will fly party flags at half-mast to voice their displeasure over the violence which marred the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.

It is alleged that masked security men shot at some NDC members killing one and injuring several others close to the Bawleshie Polling station.

This incident led to the NDC pulling out of the by-election and holding a press conference which National Chairman of the NDC Samuel Ofosu Ampofo addressed a number of concerns.

The Press conference which was organized at the party's headquarters was nearly disrupted as angry party youth stormed the premises to demand justice.

The NDC stated that they are unhappy with the development and have already sent a delegation to the IGP to ask why the police have not protected their members.

At the Press Conference, Mr Ampofo said: "We are pulling out of the race for security reasons. 6 people have been shot and we don't want blood to be spilt because of this, the level of intimidation only 2 hours into the by-election is too much. We don't know what will happen as the day progresses, so we are withdrawing.

"We consulted with the parliamentary candidate and he said he wasn't willing for blood to be spilt over this by-election, we are not the body that is conducting the election, so we cannot call off the elections and we cannot prevent other people from voting".

"We are sending a clear signal to the Commander-In-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forced that today is a sad day for democracy in Ghana. This by-election leaves much to be desired."

He, therefore, said the party will mount their flags at half-mast at all the party offices across the country so expressed their displeasure over the alleged attacks on their members.

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