NDC, NPP supporters clash at Asokore

Two people who sustained injuries after the clashed (2)Ten people sustained injuries yesterday, during a clash between supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Koforidua Asokore, in the New Juaben South constituency of the Eastern Region.

The incident occurred at about 9am yesterday, after the two groups embarked on separate health walks.

The injured were rushed to the Koforidua St. Joseph Orthopedic Hospital and SDA Hospital for treatment.

The number of injured was confirmed by doctors when The Ghanaian Times followed up to the two hospitals.

Some of them were treated and discharged, while others were still receiving treatment as at the time of filing this report.

An eye-witness, who spoke on anonymity, said the fight started when the supporters of both parties clashed at the Asokore Community Center where the executives of the NPP were addressing their supporters after the jogging.

The witness said though it was not clear what actually ignited the fight, supporters of both parties began throwing stones at each other, adding that vehicles of both parties were smashed with stones, and a police reinforcement team had to fire teargas to separate the feuding groups.

Meanwhile, calm has returned to the area following the intervention of the New Juaben Municipal Police Commander, Supt. Richardson Kumekor, who rushed to the scene to order the executives of both parties to ask their members to stop the walk and go home immediately.
The Parliamentary candidate for the NPP, Mr. Adjei Boateng who visited the victims at the St. Joseph Hospital, described the incident as unfortunate and wished the Eastern Regional Police Command had responded earlier to the calls when the misunderstanding began.

 

From Ama Tekyiwaa Ampadu-Nyarko and David Kodjo, Koforidua. 

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