KUMASI, GHANA - A reported eight people have been injured, with two in critical condition, following continued violent clashes between New Patriotic Party (NPP), and National Democratic Congress (NDC).
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According to reports, supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) clashed over who must control the Aboabo station lorry terminal in Kumasi.
The injured, who sustained machete wounds, are currently receiving treatment at the Manhyia District Hospital.
NPP supporters attacked and drove away operators of the terminal early this year, citing a similar takeover eight years ago but in a reprisal attack, several machete-wielding NDC youth stormed the station on Thursday, 2 January.
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The police were called to the control the situation which was getting violent and they came over to invite the leaders of both parties to the police station.
An hour later, the two supporters continued to trade insults which triggered another violence leading to the NPP supporters bringing machetes to injure the NDC supporters and some traders who were caught in the melee.
The post election violence has marred the successful transition of government according to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and he has assured that security forces are working to curb these violent attacks.