Trouble looms for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate in the Ningo-Prampram Constituency, Samuel George, after allegations of hiring thugs to disrupt a grand durbar meant for the Homowo festival at Ningo.
Reports by The National Tribute show that the grand durbar, which was attended by the chiefs and people of Ningo, was stopped by 20 suspected thugs including land guards who wielded weapons.
These thugs are said to have stormed the venue of the programme at about 6am and burned canopies mounted a fortnight before, in preparation for the event, and destroyed the podium.
Later, the chiefs intended to continue with the programme by renting other canopies to be mounted at the venue, but the hooligans were said to have returned with their diabolical mission but the Prampram police, in collaboration with their counterparts from the Tema Regional Police Command, stormed the area with personnel of the Special Weapons and Ammunition Tactics (SWAT) to drive away the supposed Sam George's boys.
Meanwhile, Sam George has denied any wrong-doing as a Whatsapp message suspected to have been intercepted on his phone reads: "The people of Ningo know the truth. The people rose in holy indignation at the appalling state of Ningo. They spoke the voice of the gods. Who am I to control the people?".
The Ningo police have begun investigations into, these claims. But if found guilty, the embattled NDC parliamentary candidate may risk sabotaging his own political career.
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