2020 elections: Two NDC supporters die in a car crash in Bono region

2020 elections: Two NDC supporters die in a car crash in Bono region

- Some NDC supporters have been involved in a fatal accident that has led to the loss of lives

- NDC’s communications officer in the region says the crash happened on their way to a campaign programme

- About 12 others sustained various degrees of injuries and had been rushed to hospitals

- The death of the two supporters of the umbrella party comes barely a week after six others died in the Ashanti in car crash

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A car crash in the Banda constituency of the Bono region has claimed the lives of two supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Yen.com.gh has gathered.

They were on their way to a political programme, Citi News reported.

“They were on their way to a youth gathering at Banda Kankam when the incident happened… Unfortunately for us, it is a rural setting, and they normally use KIA trucks to convey their people and it got involved in the accident,” the party’s regional communications officer, Charles Akowuah told the outlet.

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2020 elections: Two more NDC supporters die in a car crash in Bono region
2020 elections: Two more NDC supporters die in a car crash in Bono region Source: UGC
Source: UGC

At least, 12 others were injured in the crash and had been rushed to the Nsawkaw District and Techiman Holy Family hospitals respectively for treatment.

The latest accident followed a similar one on Saturday, November 21, 2020, in the Ashanti region, involving supporters of the same party.

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Six people died on the spot in that accident while about 50 others sustained various degrees of injuries. The accident reportedly happened at Frante, in the Ejura Sekyedumase Municipality of the Ashanti Region.

Meanwhile, the electoral fortune of NDC in the Volta region is in limbo, following the defection of over a hundred members of the party in the Keta constituency of the region to join the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Starr FM reported that the group severed their relationship with the NDC on Monday, November 23, 2020.

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For years, the region has been the world bank of the NDC. Addressing a news conference to announce their defection from the party, the leader of the group, Delali Alexander Akafia, said they were joining the NPP because the NDC has for years taken the region for granted.

“We were made to believe they would work on behalf of people like us and not just few who…had the connections and privileges to meet those at the top,” Akafia said.

“We realised they have lost their identity and vision as a political party.

“In light of these, we are announcing to the entire world our decision to renounce our membership from the National Democratic Congress with immediate effect,” he added.

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