Gunmen attack Afoko ‘supporters’

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Gunmen have opened fire on a group of New Patriotic Party supporters

holding a meeting at a location known as 'Popular Office' in the

Northern Regional capital, Tamale.

The incident happened last night, but the situation was immediately

brought under control by the police.

Leader of the group Alhassan Mohammed Awal says the two armed men on

motorbikes rode into the dark place near the meeting venue and begun

firing shots at them.

He said they were targeted because they are perceived to be in the

camp of embattled NPP national chairman Paul Afoko and General

Secretary Kwabena Agyepong.

"We don't believe it is our opponent, we believe it is within our

party. We have received threatmessages from some people who think we

are against Akufo-Addo," Awal told Joy News.

He vehemently rejected the claims that they are anti Akufo-Addo, and

condemned the perception that persons who are close to Afoko and

Agyepong are opposed to Akufo-Addo's presidential ambition.

Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the police in the Northern Region,

ASP Ebenezer Tetteh who confirmed the incident to Joy News said the

police will treat the incident as purely criminal.

No casualties were recorded; investigation is underway, he said.

Meanwhile, 2016 flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party Nana Akufo Addo

hasrejected allegations he has a handin attempts to oust PaulAfoko and

Kwabena Agyepong.

Yesterday, in an unprecedented move three NPP regional branchesissued

votes of no confidence against the two national executiveswhom they

accused of having a hand in themurder of Upper East regional

chairmanof the NPP.

But Nana Akufo-Addo insists the move was not sanctioned by him.

Credit: Myjoyonline.com

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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