Gunmen attack Afoko ‘supporters’

Gunmen have opened fire at a group of New Patriotic Party supporters holding a meeting at a location known as ‘Popular Office’ in the Northern Regional capital, Tamale.

The incident happened last night, but the situation was immediately brought under control by the police.

Leader of the group Mohammed Awal says the two armed men on motorbikes rode into the dark place near the meeting venue and begun firing shots at them.

He said they were targeted because they are perceived to be in the camp of embattled party national chairman Paul Afoko and General Secretary Kwabena Agyepong.

“We don’t believe it is our opponent, we believe it is within our party. We have received threat messages from some people who think we are against Akufo-Addo,” Awal told Joy News.

He vehemently rejected the claims that they are anti Akufo-Addo, and condemned the perception that persons who are close to Afoko and Agyepong are opposed to Akufo-Addo’s presidential ambition.

Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the police in the Northern Region, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh who confirmed the incident to Joy News said the police will treat the incident as purely criminal.

No casualties were recorded; investigation is underway, he said.

Meanwhile, 2016 flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party Nana Akufo Addo has rejected allegations he has a hand in attempts to oust Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyepong.

Yesterday, in an unprecedented move three NPP regional branches issued a vote of no confidence against the two national executives whom they accused of having a hand in the murder of Upper East regional chairman of the NPP.

But Nana Addo insists the move was not sanctioned by him.

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