General News Mon, 18 Feb 2019

Gen. Mosquito, Ofosu-Ampofo, Ponkoh, run for cover as NDC meeting turns bloody

One person has been confirmed dead at the Ashanti Regional headquarters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), while two others sustained serious injuries after a free-for-all gunfight ensued during a top-brass meeting.

The meeting between the National Executives of the party turned bloody when an unidentified gunmen from rival factions, stormed the premises of the venue and fired into the gathering.

PeaceFM's and UTV's Senior Correspondent for the Ashanti Region, Sampson K. Nyamekye, who was at the scene, reports that in the process Wassiu Iddris, an NDC activist lost his life, while Abdul Issa and a yet-to-be identified NDC member, are on admission at the intensive care unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Sampson Nyamekye further reported that the assailants have escaped whilst security presence has been tightened at the regional headquarters.

According to him, the meeting which was being chaired by the party's General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, was to address some misunderstanding between the Regional Chairman of the party, Nana Kwasi and another party stalwart, Joseph Yamin.

" . . party officers including Johnson Asiedu Nketiah (General Secretary), Ofosu-Ampofo (National Chairman) and Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh, took to their heels when gun shots were fired . . . disrupting the meeting . . . ," he recounted.

Details are still sketchy as to what led to the shots being fired, but the police has commenced investigations into the matter.

Source: peacefmonline.com
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