Police avert NPP-NDC clash as President arrives for Akwasidae

But for the intervention of the police,

supporters of the governing National

Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters and

that of the opposition National Patriotic

Party (NPP) would have clashed at the Kumasi

Airport as the President arrives for Asantehene's 15th anniversary celebrations.

The NDC supporters claim the NPP were at

the airport to hoot at the president.

Controversy hit President John Mahama after

he is claimed to have said some people in

Kumasi will always be ungrateful no matter

what government does for the region.

The president is in Kumasi to grace the 15th

anniversary of the coronation of the

Asantehene, Otumufo Osei Tutu II on Sunday.

Earlier in the afternoon, the NDC claimed

they have gathered some intelligence which

gives credence to the fact that the NPP in

Kumasi is going to embark on a number of

activities to cause disaffection for the


Both groups camped at the airport since


But the NPP group claimed they had amassed

at the airport to welcome Rebecca, wife of

their 2012 flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo.

Luv FM's Erastus Donkor reported that to

avoid imminent clashes, the police designated

supporters of both political parties to

opposite sides.

Rebecca Akufo-Addo arrived to a rousing

welcome as party fanatics followed her

convoy leaving the NDC supporters to wait

for the president.

President John Mahama later arrived in the

regional with partisan fanfare accompanying

his convoy.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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