PHOTOS: 6 wounded, 2 in critical condition as NPP/NDC clash over bus station in Ksi.
A clash between supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has left six people injured with 2 in critical condition at the Tamale Bus Terminal near Aboabo Station in Kumasi.
A man believed to be a member of the NDC had his right wrist severed by attackers from the opposite faction in retaliation to the alleged attacks on their members and is currently on admission at the Manhyia District Hospital.
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Tension renewed at the Bus Terminal at dawn today [Thursday], March 2, 2017 between the NPP and NDC activists operating on the same premises under ‘Cooperative’ and ‘Ghana Private Road Transport’ Unions respectively.
Claims over who to operate on the premises is reported to have caused the bloody clash between the two factions.
The NPP activists operating on the terminal are calling for the opposite faction (NDC) to hand over the station completely to them if peace will prevail, because their government is in power.
“Our party is in power so we want them out of the station,” NPP members from the Cooperative Union have called.
However operators from the NDC at the station have vowed not vacate the terminal because the land belongs to them.
“This land belongs to us and we will protect what is due us,” a leading member of the NDC faction noted.
The local illegal transition that has bedeviled the country since the Akuffo Addo-led government took office is believed to have triggered this uprising at the Bus Terminal.
Members of the NPP averred that they were subjected to the same treatment when the NDC came to office in 2009 hence the retaliation.
Police have retrieved a sack, full of weapons hidden under a loaded Kia truck parked at the station.
Scores of police personnel have manned the yard to restore peace but have declined to speak to the media and have not made any arrest yet.
Source: Sani Abdul-Rahman | kapital971.com