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General News of Friday, 1 February 2019

Source: Class FM

Wuogon Shooting: Akufo-Addo's 'all-die-be-die' at play - Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has condemned the attack on some supporters of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency on Thursday, 31 January 2019, during the by-election, describing it as an act carried out to make the ‘all-die-be-die’ mantra of the leadership of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and President Nana Akufo-Addo, a reality.

Some macho men in NSC-branded t-shirts who are suspected to be members of a vigilante group, fired gunshots at some voters at the Presby JHS polling station. Six victims are receiving treatment at the hospital.

Addressing delegates of the NDC in the Adaklu Constituency, as part of his campaign tour of the Volta Region, Mr Mahama wondered why after years of practising democracy, such an incident could happen in Ghana during a by-election.

He noted that the shooting epitomised the NPP and President Akufo-Addo’s ‘all-die-be-die’ philosophy.

Mr Mahama warned that as a democratic party, the NDC would resist any attempt by the NPP and the Akufo-Addo government to subvert Ghana’s Constitution as it happened in Thursday's by-election.

“NPP is taking this power as a matter of life and death. They said it already, they said ‘all die be die’, and they are acting out and living the reality of the ‘all die be die’. I’m sure that this evening, when you turn on your television, you will see what happened at Ayawaso West,” he noted.

Mr Mahama, subsequently, cut short his tour of the Volta Region and visited the victims of the shooting incident at the hospital in Accra.

For his part, the Member of Parliament for Adaklu, Mr Kwame Agbodza expressed outrage at what happened in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency.

He said the NDC would resist the NPP’s oppressor’s rule.