The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has confirmed the killing of one of its members by unknown gun men who stormed the Regional Secretariat of the party on Monday morning.
A statement issued by the Regional Secretary, Kwame Zu copied to MyNewsGh.com, called on the security personnel to bring the perpetrators to book revealing that one other person said to have also sustained gunshot wound is currently admission at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
He failed to confirm or deny an earlier eyewitness account that the gun-wielding hoodlums were members of pro-NDC vigilante group, the Hawks.
Read the full text of the statement below;
OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON INCIDENT AT THE ASHANTI REGIONAL OFFICE ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2019
The Ashanti Regional Secretariat of the National Democratic Congress regrets to report that an unfortunate incident occurred at the party’s regional office today, Monday 18th February, 2019.
The regrettable incident occurred while a meeting between the National Chairman, The General Secretary, a Deputy General Secretary and the Regional Executive Committee were ongoing. Some men on Motorbike wielding guns attacked a gathering outside, short indiscriminately and sped off.
We regret to announce that one of the two men who were shot has passed on and the other is in a critical condition at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). The National Chairman, General Secretary and the Regional Executive Committee has visited him at the Hospital.
We request the police to carry out a thorough investigation into the matter and bring the perpetrators to book.
Kwame Zu (Regional Secretary)
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