Government denies attack on Mahama's convoy
The Ashanti regional Minister John Alexander Ackon has denied reports that the convoy of President John Mahama was attacked and pelted with stones in the region on Wednesday.
Media reports on Wednesday indicated that Mahama’s convoy was hooted at and pelted with stones during his ‘Accounting to the People tour’ of the region.
Two residents of Kumasi in the region were reportedly arrested for pelting the president’s convoy with stones.
The suspects arrested were allegedly among a group of residents who were hooting at the president.
According to Ultimate FM’s Isaac Bediako Justice, one of the vehicles in the convoy was mildly dented and one person injured as a result of the attack.
The incident reportedly took place at Ejisu, where the president visited Wednesday afternoon.
But in an interview with host of Morning Starr Thursday, Mr. Ackon told Nii Arday Clegg that the reports are untrue and inaccurate.
According to him, the President’s convoy is safe adding that no one pelted stones at any of the cars among the fleet of cars.
“No one stoned the president’s convoy...I was in the convoy and the president’s convoy is safe,” Mr. Ackon said.
Meanwhile, the President is expected to continue with his tour of the region today.