Three persons were shot during the clashes between supporters of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Odododiodoo Constituency on Sunday.
Member of Parliament for the area, Nii Lante Vanderpuye who disclosed the news said violent clashes in the area were becoming one too many and has called on the police to take action against perpetrators of the act.
“The police must arrest people, people were seen brutalizing people, beating up people, people were seen shooting in public and they’ve shot three people so why won’t the police take action,” he quiz.
Nii Lante Vanderpuye was speaking in an interview with TV3 concerning Sunday’s violent clash which marred the peaceful walk organized to foster unity among the constituent ahead of the December polls.
“Once the police take action on these things, it will restore the confidence of the people and when you talk to them they will understand,” the MP added.
Ending the violent clashes in Odododiodoo rest with the Ghana Police
The former Sports Minister was of the view that the only solution that would bring an end to the constant clashes between the two leading parties supporters solely lies with the Ghana Police Service adding that the police must act professionally.
“The only thing that will end this thing is the police acting professionally and taken action against the perpetrator of the acts” Nii Lante Vanderpuye emphasized.
NPP, NDC Supporters Clash at Odododiodoo during Peace Walk
Supporters of the Odododiodoo NDC’s sitting Member of Parliament, Nii Lante Vanderpuye, and NPP Parliamentary Aspirant, Nii Lante Bannerman on Sunday, October 25 clashed with each other after a peaceful walk to foster unity among members of the constituency went sour.
The supporters in viral videos cited by GhanaPlus.com pelted stones, bottles, and fired guns on the Atta Mills High Street and much intensely at a location known as One Way.
The reasons for the Sunday clashes still remains unclear, however, an uneasy calm has returned to the area upon an early intervention by the Ghana Police Service.
No arrest has been made yet.
Odododiodoo is one of the flash spots identified by the Ghana Police Service ahead of the December polls.