What could have nearly turned out to be a bloody clash between some supporters of the two main political parties, National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the district capital on Saturday afternoon has been foiled by the Police at Walewale in the Northern Region.
Supporters of the two parties reportedly attacked each other violently with stones and clubs and sharp objects when the NDC party in the constituency accused a pro-NPP group named ‘Bawumia Youth for Change’ of a deliberate plan to disrupt an event they held.
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The NDC supporters who felt the NPP was destructing their event confronted them in a bid to prevent them from using a particular street where their programme was being held, but emotions went high and fight broke out.
One person identified as an activist of the NPP suffered a knife injury and is currently being treated at Walewale government hospital.
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Police officials told Ultimate News the NDC party was outdooring a youth group while the NPP having a campaign launch. However, their quick intervention in the areas averted what could have be a political conflict District Police Commander, DSP Sarpong Bempah told Ultimate News’ Eliasu Tanko that the place is calm and that it was a “mild confrontation.”