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NPP Thugs allegedly assault Atebubu-Amantin Constituency Nasara Coordinator

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Hamza Mohammed, the Nasara Coordinator for the Atebubu-Amantin Constituency of the Bono East Region has reportedly been assaulted by suspected thugs from his party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The incident occurred on Friday, May 5, 2023, around 9:00 pm in front of the Agricultural Development Bank in Atebubu.

According to Hamza Mohammed, the three suspected thugs without any provocation attacked him while he was on the phone. The suspects have been identified as Okacha, Dandunia, and Awilo. Okacha allegedly slapped him while the other two joined in beating him with a police belt wire and even pepper sprayed his eyes.

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The suspects accused Hamza of organizing a reconciliation meeting between the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Atebubu-Amantin and the constituency executives without the knowledge of the party leadership.

Hamza Mohammed was taken to the Atebubu Government Hospital for treatment, and a report has been made to the police. However, no arrest has been made as of yet.

Cracks in the party have been confirmed in the constituency, and the national leadership is said to be making efforts to resolve the differences to reclaim the seat from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2024 elections.

This incident brings to light the increasing cases of violence and thuggery in Ghanaian politics. It is becoming common to hear of party members and officials attacking each other physically over disagreements and power struggles. Such actions not only undermine democracy but also deter competent individuals from participating in politics.

For the most part, it is important for political parties to promote peaceful coexistence and the rule of law, rather than relying on violence and intimidation to assert their power. It is equally important for the law enforcement agencies to act promptly and decisively in bringing to justice those involved in such acts of violence.

In summary, this incident is a wake-up call to political parties and their leadership to ensure that their members and officials respect the rule of law and peaceful coexistence, and work towards resolving disagreements through dialogue and diplomacy. It is only through such measures that Ghana can truly realize its democratic potential.

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