- The two radio guests were said to have attacked each other
- The NPP man said the NDC man instigated the fight
Listeners of a Tamale-based radio station, were thrown into shock after members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) resorted to physical attacks in the middle of a live programme.
The two politicians who appeared on Bishara radio in Tamale to represent their parties clashed in a live studio discussion jabbing themselves with objects.
The NPP representative, one Latif Kofi told mynewsgh.com that his opponent who was only named as Wumpini was the one who instigated the fight during the live discussion.
He explained that Wumpini kept interjecting his flow after he exhausted his 10-munite time allotted to him by the host.
He added that though he cautioned him to stop distorting his thoughts he blatantly ignored him and rather insulted him in their local language as “boribila”, meaning a “truck pusher”.
He said he then flared up by his constant insults and pounced on him to settle personal scores, leaving him with a cut on his forehead.
But Mr Wumpini who represented the NDC flatly denied the claims, insisting that his attacker came late at about 9:30am when the program was left with 30 minutes to end.
“It was even not his turn to represent the NPP today. He was an intruder who became frustrated because he lacked facts on the topic tabled for discussion”, he added.
. The live radio programme was brought to an abrupt end by managers of the station with the fear of other party supporters besieging the station in defending their representatives
The NDC man who suffered head injury says he has since reported the case to the police pending investigations.
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