A deputy national youth organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Edem Agbana, was beaten by military men stationed at the University of Ghana (UG) during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election, YEN.com.gh has learnt.
The NDC youth leader was part of numerous NDC members and functionaries allegedly beaten by a combined team of national security and disguised vigilantes believed to be aligned to the ruling party.
Mynewsgh.com reports that Agbana who is a former Students Representative Council (SRC) President of UG, was strategically placed on the university campus by the NDC to monitor the election across all polling stations on campus.
However, things did not go as planned as Agbana was reportedly subjected to physical abuse from the men who were thought to have been assigned to the venue to maintain order.
The reported assault of Agbana follows in on NDC Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram, Sam Dzata George, who was also heavily beaten by a group of masked gun men who stormed the La-Bawaleshie Presbyterian School polling station.
The unidentified men who assaulted George 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 national chairman of the NDC has said armed security men besieged their candidate’s home for which reason they could no longer guarantee the security of their people and thus, pulled out of the elections.
Meanwhile, NDC presidential aspirant, John Dramani Mahama, has sent a stern warning to the New Patriotic Party( NPP) over the violent act exhibited on Thursday, January 31, 2019 during the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency by-election.
According the former president, the NPP must be ashamed of themselves for deploying violent tactics during the by-election.
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