Thursday, October 23, 2008

Another clash between NDC, NPP at Ho

The violence in the run-up to December 7 is unabated as supporters of the two main parties have yet again clashed in the Volta Regional capital Ho.

The violence was blamed on the alleged defacing of New Patriotic Party (NPP) posters by supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Supporters of the NPP accused the Member of Parliament for Ho Central, Captain George Nfordjor of instigating the defacing of the posters of the NPP parliamentary candidate.

An eye witness told Joy News that some NDC supporters attempted to place Captain (retd) Nfordjor's campaign posters on that of his NPP counterpart.

But supporters of the NPP resisted the attempt resulting in violent confrontation between the two groups on Thursday morning.

The NDC supporters have denied the allegation.

In Accra, the national capital, the blame game continuous as leaders of the two parties accuse each other of orchestrating the violence that followed the campaign tour of the NPP flag-bearer, Nana Akufo-Addo of some parts of Accra.

Mr. Seth Ofori of the NDC claimed, "innocent supporters of the NDC were attacked by the NPP" when they countered the kangaroo dance with the 'Yeresesemu' sign.

He said properties belonging to members of the NDC were destroyed.

Reacting to the claims, the National Organiser of the NPP, Mr. Lord Commey said it unnecessary for political leaders to try and apportion blame in such situation.

For him, the leaders of political parties should instead show leadership by advising their supporters against acts of violence.

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