The Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Odododiodio Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, Sam Laryea, has blamed the police for not taking steps to prevent Sunday Morning’s clash between supporters of the NDC and those of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Odododiodio.
According to reports, a Peace Walk by supporters of the incumbent NDC MP, Nii Lante Vanderpuye and NPP’s Nii Lante Bannerman ended in violent exchanges in Jamestown in the Odododiodio Constituency with several fatalities.
Video clips sighted on social media platforms have shown supporters of the two main parties throwing bottles as well as hauling stones and insults at each other.
But speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East, Mr. Laryea blamed the incident on what he said was the failure of the police to act professionally.
According to him, the NDC reported the attacks on them to the police but they could not make any arrests because the police said “their hands were tied.”
“The police should be professionals; I believe when the police do not become NPP police; when the police do not become politicians and when the police do their activities as police officers; and engage in their work as professionals, some of these things will stop.” He said.
Meanwhile, the Jamestown Police Command has said that both political parties have reported to the police and written their statements about what started the violence.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHZ|Paul Fordjour/Ghana