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General News of Saturday, 2 February 2019

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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After a week of interesting happenings which made the headlines, panelists take a seat to discuss and digest the issues in details, with focus on all sides.

Prominent among the issues that dominated this week was the shooting by some armed security personnel at the residence of NDC Parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency Thursday.

The event which occurred close to the poll grounds shook the wrong nerves and sparked chaos at the center.

Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam Dzata George also received some hefty slaps from the attired men when he protested events that happened at the premises of his candidate.

Subsequently, voters were enraged, voting was disrupted for a while, the NDC withdrew from the race and both parties; NDC and NPP held press conferences to address the issues.

Police also emerged to clear the air, maintaining that no deaths occurred and confirming the discharge of all injured persons. The EC on Friday, ironically declared the polls a peaceful one, confirming no abnormalities at any of the polling stations. According to her, the security personnel were not implored by the commission and that as far as they are concerned, the polls were free and fair.

Of course, some civil groups, parties, MPs condemned the act, and called for government to intervene accordingly.

Then there was Former President John Mahama’s ‘revolutionary’ comments that brought a new side to the issue. He warned the NPP to be careful considering the NDC’s revolutionary background. Many including the peace council have since condemned his statements and termed it as inciting and irresponsible.

There is the subject of visa sanctions imposed by the US over what they say is lack of cooperation in accepting Ghanaians deported from the US.

The near-brawl between Assin Central Member, Ken Agyapong and Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mohammed will also feature.

Ken Agyapong is still making the waves after the death of Tiger Eye Member, Ahmed Hussein-Suale. Aside his interview with international news agency, BBC where he as usual, threw ‘missiles’, Alhaji Muntaka suggested that he was dragged before Parliament’s Privileges committee to answer questions regarding the matter.

The suggestion which obviously didn’t go down well with Mr. Agyapong resulted in an exchange of words between both when they met in Parliament Wednesday.

Meanwhile, three persons were picked up by the CID Friday in connection with the murder of Ghana Water Company Ltd. Manager, Joseph Migal Jinjel. The state has also discontinued the case involving prime suspect, Gregory Afoko who was accused of being involved in the murder of Former NPP Upper East Regional Chair, Adams Mahama.

The decision follows the discovery of a new fugitive suspect in Ivory Coast by Interpol.

Other pertinent topics will also feature in today’s edition of Newsfile on Joynews.

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