We are still left with the puzzle of whether President Mahama was the main target in the Ashanti Region attack, or some other members of his convoy…
Mahama’s Accounting to the people tour did not go as planned today in the Ashanti region as unfolding reports reveal that some NDC executives were attacked by some angry residents in the region during the tour. The regional executives of the party who were said to be part of President Mahama’s convoy, during his ‘Accounting to the People Tour’ in the area were reportedly stoned amidst hooting at the President.
President Mahama began his ‘Accounting to the People’ tour of the Ashanti region on Tuesday. The region is the seventh to be visited by the president since the tour commenced in April.
There were earlier media reports that some vehicles in the President’s convoy had been attacked by protesters during the tour. However the Ashanti Regional Secretary of the NDC, Raymond Tandoh, has said that although there was a confrontation, it was only between constituency executives of the party, and people protesting high utility bills.
But more questions continue to emerge following a circulating photo of a vehicle in the convoy with a cracked window. According to Nhyira FM’s Ohemeng Tawiah, the Parliamentary Candidate for Ejisu, Gloria Huze who was part of the convoy sustained minor injuries from the stone attacks. Her car also suffered minor dents from the stones, and she has since reported the attacks to the police.
Also, police reports have revealed that two persons believed to be in connection with the supposed attack have been arrested. The Ejisu Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Laare Baman confirmed the attack on the president’s convoy as well as the arrest of the two (names withheld). He has also refused to give any further details on the case.
Also the NDC has been reported to have accused the opposition New Patriotic Party of being the mastermind behind the supposed attack. The brighter side of it all is that the Police has opened thorough investigations on the matter. This would be of good help to all as there have been different sides to the incident.
But the question still remains; did the angry residents really mean to hurt Mahama in the Ashanti Region attack?We’ll keep you updated as more information on the issue unfolds.