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General News of Thursday, 17 November 2016

Source: Myjoyonline.com

NPP accuses NDC Chairman of plotting to harm Akufo-Addo

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has accused the East Ayawaso Constituency Chairman of the governing National Democratic Congres (NDC) of plotting to harm its flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

East Ayawaso NPP parliamentary candidate, Peter Mireku has alleged Olabode Williams hired thugs to stone the NPP leader when he planned a visit to the constituency in October.

He said some NPP executives met with one of the hired men who confirmed they were paid by the NDC Constituency leadership to harm Nana Akufo-Addo.

Mr Mireku said the party went to file a complaint at the Nima Police Station for Mr Williams to be interrogated, but nothing was heard about it.

He believes there could be a linkage between the October plot and the November incident in which supporters of both the NDC and NPP clashed at Nana Akufo-Addo’s Nima residence.

The incident has raised concerns about the security of the nation with less than 20 days to the presidential and parliamentary elections.

Functionaries of the two main parties have accused the each other of starting the scuffle which nearly degenerated into an uncontrollable situation.

Envoys of both the United States and United Kingdom have condemned the incident adding they would deny visas to political activists who foment violence in the run-up to the election.

Mr Mireku said considering the incident happened in the East Ayawaso Constituency, Mr Williams might be in the know about what led to the violence.

“One would jump to the conclusion that because of the October incidence, the Chairman might have involved in this [November clash],” he said.

He, therefore, wants the police to investigate the matter by interrogating Mr Williams to find out how he contributed to the Sunday incident.

“I would suggest they [police] do it before the end of the year,” he said.