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NPP Primaries: Bloody Clash At Asante Mampong Over Filing Of Forms

By News Desk
NPP Primaries: Bloody Clash At Asante Mampong Over Filing Of Forms
LISTEN FEB 20, 2020

It turned deadly as six persons have been injured during a free-for-all fight at the Asante Mampong Constituency in the Ashanti Region.

Supporters of two parliamentary aspirants eying the New Patriotic Party slot (NPP) clashed on Wednesday afternoon over issues with the filing of nomination forms.

The incumbent Member of Parliament for the area, Sarpong Amoertwum, and a former Member of Parliament, Addai Nimoh, were both at the party’s office to file their nominations.

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But party executives were alleged to have rejected the forms when Addai Nimoh was going through the process.

The development resulted in a confusion between supporters of both aspirants. Some of the supporters sustained injuries in the process.

Speaking to journalists, Mr Addai Nimoh blamed the executives for the development.

The former MP was initially denied access to the nomination forms when he went to pick them at the party’s office.

He later went to secure the forms at the party’s regional office.

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This incident comes after the General Secretary of the NPP in the Adansi Asokwa Constituency was attacked by some other NPP supporters over confusion during the submission of nomination forms by an MP aspirant on Monday.

The secretary, Samuel Awui, was seen in a viral video being beaten by men wearing shirts with the aspirant, Sammy Binfoh's image on it.

Samuel Awui was alleged to have declined to endorse the nomination forms of Samuel Binfoh when he received it at the party office.

He purportedly said he wanted to peruse the forms further at home before signing them leading to anger by the aspirant’s supporters.

---citinewsroom

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