Police say they have contained the reported shooting incident and chaos in the ongoing Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election that were seen earlier today.
Although the Police confirmed six recorded casualties out of the incident, it said:”…As of now there is no record of death resulting from that shooting incident,” the Police report said.
This is contrary to the NDC’s claims of some deaths as a result of the chaos in the constituency polls.
A Press statement issued by the Director of Public Affairs, Superintendent Sheilla Abayie-Buckman said:” The general public especially voters and residents of the constituency are encouraged to remain calm and go about their duties freely without fear as more Police officers have been deployed to maintain law and order.”
The statement further stated that the IGP has asked the Director of the Criminal Investigation Department to speed up investigations into the incident.
This comes after the NDC served notices it’s sending official petitions to both the Electoral Commission and the Ghana Police Service on what they described as a state of insecurity that has characterised the ongoing Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
The National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo announced the decision at a Presser hours ago after the NDC’s withdrawal from the ongoing by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.
The NDC’s move follows the shooting of six persons at the Baweleshie polling centre.
Kasapa FM’s Gatusso reported of bloodstains being visibly splashed at the polling centre near the candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress.
The injured are reportedly in a stable condition at the Legon Hospital whilst, one person said to be in a critical condition has been referred to the 37 Military Hospital.
Meanwhile, the National Organizer of the NPP, Sammy Awuku insisted the governing NPP is still in the race notwithstanding the incidence of isolated cases of violence recorded in the ongoing polls.