Assin North by-election: Gunshots fired

27th June 2023

Gunshots rang out in Assin Praso, within the Assin North constituency, during the by-election on Tuesday, June 27,

Mawuena reported, “More and more police officers are arriving at the scene following an alleged attack on an individual.” The situation appeared tense and volatile as the authorities responded to the incident.

Justin Kodua Frimpong, the General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), expressed his concerns regarding the gunshots, suggesting that they were deliberately aimed at instilling fear among supporters of the ruling party to deter them from participating in the voting process.

Frimpong pointed out that the incident occurred in the NPP stronghold, raising suspicions of foul play.

He stated, “Ask yourself how did it happen? Where you stand now, look at the statistics—it is the stronghold of the NPP. How come you are having gunshots here but not elsewhere? What does it mean?

It is an election, and people want to intimidate our supporters, people want to scare our supporters from coming out to vote.” Frimpong emphasized the need for the police to handle the situation more effectively, expressing the party’s desire to avoid a situation where they are compelled to defend themselves.

The gunshots fired in Assin Praso have created an atmosphere of concern and uncertainty within the constituency. As the by-election unfolded, tensions escalated, prompting fears about the safety of voters and the integrity of the electoral process.

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