Former president, John Dramani Mahama is to suspend his campaign tour of the Volta Region to return to Accra over disturbances in the Ayawaso West Wagon Constituency by-election, which compelled the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to withdraw from the poll.
The NDC presidential candidate hopeful announced this while addressing party delegates in the Ho Central Constituency.
“With respect to the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election, the reports we have received indicate that some vigilante groups attacked the house of our parliamentary candidate in the constituency. Some of our members have been beaten and others thrown into police cells. So, I will be returning to Accra today to familiarize myself and see what we can do to ameliorate the situation,” he added.
Yesterday’s by-election, has not been without clashes as some persons have been arrested by the police, following a shooting incident at the La Bawaleshie polling centre.
Some National Security Operatives are alleged to have fired gunshots at the centre injuring about six persons believed to be NDC supporters.
NDC withdraws from Ayawaso by-election after shooting incident
NDC withdrew from the poll earlier in the day, claiming some of their agents and members have been attacked by persons believed to be members of the governing party wearing security uniforms.
“In the circumstances, I have conferred with the parliamentary candidate, and the leadership of the NDC. We have no option than to withdraw from the ongoing exercise,” the National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, said to the press.
Below is a statement issued by ex-President Mahama….