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Ashanti Region: Gunshots At NDC Head Office; One Dead


One person is feared dead after chaos erupted, amidst gunshots at a meeting which was being chaired by the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress Johnson Asiedu Nketia at the party’s Ashanti regional head office in Kumasi Monday, February 18, 2019 .

The shooter, according to the eyewitnesses, shot the victim thrice — first in the thigh, then in the belly and on the back as he fell to the ground.

The meeting according to sources between National executives and the Regional Executives was aim to address some misunderstanding between the regional chairman of the party Nana Kwasi and a key member Joseph Yamin. The confusion erupted after both men came along with their vigilante groups who started shoving each other.

One person who was also shot is said to be in critical condition at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

A team of security officers from the Ashanti Regional Police Command have been deployed to the NDC regional party office at Amakom in Kumasi few minutes after the incident. Armed police officers have also taken over the party’s office.

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