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General News of Monday, 4 March 2013

Source: LMCVA

Gunmen attack Let My Vote Count spokesman

Gunmen have attacked the home of the spokesperson of Let My Vote Count Alliance, in what the pro-NPP pressure group has described as "a co-ordinated attack aimed at cowing the group and its leadership into submission".

Gunmen wielding sophisticated weaponry fired several times into the house of Mr David Asante, who at the time was at his Afienya residence with his wife and a baby, who is a few months old.

According to the Mr Asante, the gunmen after firing several rounds of ammunition into the building for a number of minutes, suddenly stopped firing after which one man shouted, “come out and we will kill you double double.”

The gunman continued: “If you are a real man, come out and we will show you that this country belongs to us.”

Mr Asante stated that during the attack on his residence, he made a distress call to the Ghana Police Service. However, by the time they arrived, the gunmen had driven away in an unidentified saloon car, with no number plates.

“This attack is a clear signal that someone, somewhere, is uncomfortable with the impact the Let My Vote Count Alliance is making in this country and is prepared to go all lengths to ensure that we don’t succeed; even if it means killing some of us, I believe they plan on doing that,” Mr Asante said.

Mr Asante, however, assured those who want to cow the group and its leadership into submission that they plans will not work.

“This attack has strengthened my resolve, and that of my colleagues in the LMVCA, that we are on course in our advocacy and our belief that the results of the 2012 election was not a true reflection of the sovereign will of the Ghanaian people. We still maintain that the election was rigged massively for John Dramani Mahama, and the Supreme Court will vindicate our position,” Mr Asante added.

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