The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has paid a courtesy call on persons who sustained injuries during the violence that marred the Ayawso West Wuogon by-election.
The lawmaker was at the Legon and 37 Military Hospitals to interact with the victims and to wish them speedy recovery.
In a Facebook post, Mr. Ablakwa described the violent incident as an “NPP-sponsored terror and violent attack on Ghana's democracy.”
He described the masked security personnel who allegedly assaulted the voters as cowards who wanted to oppress the will of the people.
“A while ago, I was at the Legon and 37 Military Hospitals where I visited victims of today's NPP-sponsored terror and violent attack on Ghana's democracy,” the MP wrote.
“I am inspired that despite their injuries, sustained from targeted gun shots, the bullets could not kill their resolve to defend our Constitution and resist oppressor’s rule.
“I wish you all a speedy recovery, for you are the real heroes - not the cowards who had to mask their faces to perpetrate this injustice.
“Ghana is grateful to the gallant doctors and medical staff for their exemplary professionalism. Thankfully, throughout history - the people have always defeated all-die-be-die despotic regimes.”
Thursday, January 31, 2019's by-election was marred by a shooting incident which led to some persons sustaining injuries.
Some macho men in NSC-branded t-shirts allegedly attacked some voters at the Presby school polling station.
The NDC later announced that it has pulled out of the election on grounds that the polling stations were not safe for its delegates.
Meanwhile, the NPP’s Lydia Alhassan won the by-election to succeed her late husband as the MP for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency.
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