Council of State polls: Supporters of NPP aligned candidates clash

Supporters of two New Patriotic Party aligned candidates vying for membership of the Council of State in the Ashanti region have clashed at the regional coordinating council.

The police have been called in to restore calm, Ultimate FM’s Isaac Bediako Justice has reported from the scene.

Followers of Akrofosohene Nana Owusu Akyaw and former NPP regional chairman Yaw Amankwah pounced on each other after the chief’s backers called on the former chairman to quit the race and support their candidate.

They said  their candidate has paid his dues towards the party and now deserves acknowledgement and appreciation. They claim, among other things, that Nana Akyaw paid the filing fee of President Akufo-Addo during the 2016 elections.

In all, 16 people are vying in the Ashanti regional council of state elections which is underway across the country today, Thursday  February 16.