The timely intervention of the police prevented a bloodbath between youth of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Walewale constituency of the Northern Region.
Supporters of the two main political parties clashed in Walewale township where two youth groups simultaneously launched their campaign activities.
[contextly_sidebar id=”nRJOx4YZmWJboq9hCOtrvDiCWEnMVHsI”]These are the NPP’s Bawumia Youth for Change and the NDC’s Zaadiaya Youth group fronting for the Northern regional Minister who doubles as the party’s Parliamentary candidate for Walewale constituency, Abubakari Abdullah affectionately called Abuba.
The NPP constituency Secretary, Simon Ali confirmed the bizarre situation and narrated that two supporters from their camp were injured.
According to him, one of the casualties who suffered from cutlass wounds is on admission at the Walewale government hospital while the other victim is nursing his wounds at home.
He accused their opponents of deliberately organizing a counter rally closer to the venue of the Bawumia Youth for Change campaign launch, hence the clash.
Mr. Ali said the party has since lodged official complaint with the police and anticipated justice will prevail.
He described the NPP as a law abiding political tradition but warned that the youth there will resist any acts of hooliganism as the political atmosphere charges.
Mr. Ali implored NDC leadership there to caution their supporters against political vendetta.
But NDC’s Walewale constituency Communications Director, Imoro Abdul-Razak accused the NPP of causing the clash.
He claimed NPP supporters on motorbikes provoked their counterparts from the NDC who were in a convoy riding towards the Tamale stretch of the Walewale main road to usher in the regional Minister for their campaign launch.
Imoro Abdul-Razak posited that the NPP has clandestinely positioned its members to cause mayhem in the constituency anytime the regional Minister is in town.
He also served notice that the NDC youth are going to defend themselves anytime their counterparts from NPP launch their onslaught.
According to him, three NDC supporters got injured during the clash but said none of them is hospitalized.
Walewale, capital of the West Mamprusi district is the first entry point to the Northern Region from the Upper East Region.
President John Dramani Mahama last Wednesday began the last leg of his two days accounting to the people tour of the Northern Region there.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com/Ghana