More photos have emerged from the scene of violence in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency with regards to the ongoing parliamentary by-election on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
At the time of going to press, calm had been restored at the La-Bawaleshie Presbyterian School Complex where men described as national security personnel, had earlier assaulted a lawmaker.
YEN.com.gh reported that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Prampram, Sam Dzata George, has been assaulted by some men at the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.
Certain high-ranking officials of the NDC have condemned the attack on the parliamentarian. However, George's well-being is currently unknown to us.
Earlier, some men were also at a polling station at Ayawaso West-Wuogon and it is reported that they beat up people.
The unidentified men were seen clad in a black T-shirts, and according to a Joy News report, they were subjecting people to severe beatings in the area in the ongoing by-election.
The NDC has so far withdrawn from the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election following the shooting incident that occurred.
NDC party chairman, Samuel Ampofo said: “In the circumstances, I have conferred with the parliamentary candidate and the leadership of the NDC, we have no option than to withdraw from the ongoing exercise."
Meanwhile, the national communications officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi, has called on members and supporters of the NDC to defend themselves in the violence that plagued the Ayawaso by-election.
He explained that the constitution of Ghana allows for people to defend themselves in the face of attacks, therefore, the NDC members should do that.
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