NDC Bloody Clash: “We’re Not Going To Shield Any Criminal”….Whether ‘Parrot’ or ‘Hawks’ – Gen. Mosquito
General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, says the party will not shield the perpetrators of the shooting incident that occurred during a meeting at the Ashanti regional headquarters of the party, Monday.
One person is reported dead while another sustained serious injuries after a free-for-all gunfight ensued during the meeting.The exchange reportedly ensued between an unknown group and another called the ‘hawks’.
According to Peace FM Ashanti Regional correspondent, Samson K. Nyamekye, ” . . party officers including Johnson Asiedu Nketia (General Secretary), Ofosu-Ampofo (National Chairman) and Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh, took to their heels when gunshots were fired . . . disrupting the meeting”.Reacting to this in an interview on Asempa FM, Asiedu Nketia said: “we are not going to shield any criminal in the NDC. Anybody in connection with this crime whether a parrot or eagle or hawks, the law must take its course.”
The meeting between the National Executives of the party turned bloody when an unidentified gunmen from rival factions, stormed the premises of the venue and fired into the gathering.PeaceFM’s and UTV’s Senior Correspondent for the Ashanti Region, Sampson K. Nyamekye, who was at the scene, reports that in the process Wassiu Iddris, an NDC activist lost his life, while Abdul Issa and a yet-to-be identified NDC member, are on admission at the intensive care unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
Sampson Nyamekye further reported that the assailants have escaped whilst the security agencies have cordoned off the regional headquarters for further investigations.