NDC,NPP supporters clash in Chereponi

The supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Chereponi Constituency in the Northern Region yesterday clashed over the voter transfer exercise.

The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, who confirmed the incident to The Ghanaian Times yesterday, said a pavilion belonging to the NDC was destroyed in the disturbance.

He said the clash that ensued between the supporters of the two major parties, halted the voter transfer exercise in the Chereponi district, but no casualty was recorded during the violence.

ASP Tetteh said no arrest has been made, but investigations were ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators.

He said that two supporters of the two parties had a heated argument in the Chereponi district office of the Electoral Commission (EC) office, which led to throwing of stones resulting in the destruction of the pavilion.

He said the supporters of the NDC, who were said  to be returning from a rally rushed to the scene, but the security managed to coil the tension.

ASP Tetteh also hinted that the police had met with the leaders of the parties to discuss ways of preventing further disturbances before, during and after the general elections.

Information available to The Ghanaian Times indicated that there was similar disturbances in the Zabzugu district between supporters of the two parties.

From: Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Chereponi.

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