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Jamestown NDC and NPP backers clash during peace walk

A peace walk by New Patriotic Party ( NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) backers turned violent on Sunday morning in Jamestown in the Odododiodio electoral district.

It showed members of the two major parties tossing bottles as well as hauling stones and insults at each other in a series of video clips widely circulated on social media sites.

Sources claim the fighting was intense at a famous junction known as ‘One Way’ on ‘Atta Mills Highway’.
What spurred the supporters of the outgoing NDC MP, Nii Lante Vanderpuye, and Nii Lante Bannerman of the NPP to launch violent exchanges is not clear.

According to the police, their comments about what started the conflict were published by both sides. So far, the number of people wounded has yet to be reported.
According to the Ghana Police Service’s new analyses of flashpoints in the country, as the December election progresses, the Odododiodio Constituency has 50 hotspots.

It has a tradition, over the years, of electoral violence.

 

A lady NDC supporter was stabbed in Bukom Square in September 2016 when violence broke out during a political debate.

The supporters had assembled at Bukom Square to applaud their respective candidates who were taking part in an Accra-based radio station’s parliamentary debate, 3FM, when tempers flared.

Different degrees of injuries are suffered by many others from both sides.

It even shattered the windscreen of at least two cars. No arrests have been made.

Source: Myjoyonline

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