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President Mahama campaign team condemns Nima clash

…But NPP told to call supporters to order

The campaign team of President John Dramani Mahama has condemned a clash between the supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and that of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Accra.

A statement signed by the Spokesperson for the President Mahama 2016 Campaign, Madam Joyce Bawa Mogtari, said the NDC accused the NPP of twisting the story thereby painting a gloomy picture of the ruling party as though they started the incident. She therefore called the leaders of NPP to call their supporters to order.

The statement follows a confrontation between some supporters of the two major parties last Sunday in front of Nana Addo’s resident in Accra where some members of the NDC were on a health walk. The incident which resulted in gunshots was brought under control by the Nima police.

“The sad developments, which were occasioned by an unprovoked attack followed by sporadic gunshots by identified hooligans from the Nima residence of Nana Akuffo Addo, and thankfully without any reactions whatsoever from our party supporters, have now been twisted by the opposition party,” said the statement.

The NPP in a statement accused the NDC of starting the clash saying they threw stones into the compound of Nana Akufo-Addo.

But the NDC also said photographs showed the attacks were started by the NPP flagbearer’s security guards who could not stand the NDC crowd passing in front of the residence.

“Records available including photographs posted to the website of StarrFM, www.starrfmonline.com, confirm that it is the identified thugs from Nana Addo’s residence that were wielding various types of weapons and firing them.”

“The rush to issue statements, and together with their media partners circulate a false claim that supporters of the NDC wanted to attack the residence of the NPP flagbearer is clearly a failed attempt to hoodwink the public and the international community after photographs of their gun-wielding thugs appeared on both social and new media platforms,” the statement explained.

The NDC further called on all political parties and the media to desist from acts that would derail the country’s security in the upcoming elections.

“We encourage all political parties to take a step back and always look at the future of this country when taking decisions. Concocting stories and using bias media to spread them across the globe does the country no good.”


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