One person has died, with two others in critical condition after a renewed clash between some supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Nkrankwanta in the Dormaa West District of the Bono Region.
This was after some gunshots were fired on Saturday, August 8, 2020, in the course of the mop-up voters’ registration exercise.
Confirming the incident, the Member of Parliament for Dormaa West constituency, Ali Maiga Halidu accused the NDC of busing thugs from Sankore and Kasapin in the Ahafo Region to intimidate members of the NPP.
He accused the alleged thugs of burning a pick up car, motorcycles, and vandalizing the party’s office.
Ali Maiga Halidu said, while the dead man, Kofi Stephen was a member of the NPP, one of the injured men was from the NPP and the other from the NDC.
The former MP for Dormaa West, Vincent Oppong Asamoah has, however, denied that the NDC bused thugs to fight the NPP.
He again denied allegations that his members burnt and vandalized the NPP office.
He however confirmed that some aggrieved people who may not necessarily be party members could have done that.
He also accused a member of the NPP of firing the gun at the registration centre.
Meanwhile, Mallam Illiausu and Kwame Grutan are receiving treatment at the Dormaa Ahenkro Presbyterian Hospital.