An opposition stalwart in the Ashanti region Joseph Yamin has said he had no hand in the shooting to death of a supporter of the National Democratic Congress at the party’s office.
Wasiu Iddrisu was gunned down Monday in an altercation with a fellow member of pro-NDC vigilante group – The Hawks – within the precinct of the NDC Ashanti regional office with several others sustaining injuries.
Another victim, identified as Abdul Rahman, who was also shot by the gun-wielding thugs, is in critical condition at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
Four suspects have been identified by police and are being pursued.
Speaking to newsmen after honouring an invitation by the Ashanti Regional Police, Yamin said he would be exonerated.
The former Ashanti regional secretary of the Umbrella family believes some faceless personalities in the party want to soil his image, adding that such an agenda will not hold.
“My surprise is why my name will be brought into this matter… I’m surprised somebody came in here to report. We are here to know the person and the reason,” Yamin said.
“I want my name cleared,” he added.
The government and former president John Mahama have condemned the shooting incident.