General News of Wednesday, 16 December 2015
About twenty members of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) were on Wednesday afternoon chased out of the party’s head office in Asylum Down for picketing at the place.
According to Citi News’ Franklin Badu Jnr., the incident occurred when the party members holding placards in their bid to pressurize the NPP’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to desist from approving a re-run of parliamentary primary in the Klottey Korle constituency.
Lawyer Philip Addison, a defeated parliamentary aspirant had gone to court to have a re-run of the parliamentary primary in the constituency because he claims that the election he lost to one Nii Nortey was a sham.
The NPP’s National Executive Committee (NEC) is meeting to deliberate on the matter after it convinced Mr. Addison to withdraw a suit he had filed in court.
According to Franklin Badu Jnr, while the party members held placards, “about 15 men who are members of the party’s private security group, the Invincible Forces, came from across the street with clubs, plywood and other weapons and chased them away.”
“It was so scary that journalists had to also run for cover,” he added.
Franklin reported that, in the process, the windscreen of a Nissan Urvan bus was damaged.
“It is believed that the Nissan bus was used to convey the party members to the NPP head office, and that those with the placards are loyalists of Nii Noi Nortey, the NPP’s candidate elect for Klottey Korle,” he added.
Franklin says the Police arrived at the scene to quell the tension.