NDC holds vigil for those killed on 2020 election day

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A team of officials of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the party’s leadership in Parliament will on Thursday December 16, 2021 lead members and the general public to visit one of the scenes of the December 7, 2020 fatal shootings.

A vigil will be held for the departed souls at the Town Council line in the Ablekuma Central Constituency, behind the Sub Metropolitan Office; between Zongo Junction and Radio Gold. The programme is scheduled to begin at 6 PM.

It would be recalled that during the polls on the December 7, some altercations occurred at a number of polling centres across the country from which some eight lives were lost, leaving some of the victims with various degrees of injuries.

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According to a Commissioner of Police (COP) Isaac Ken Yeboah, who is Director-General at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Police Head Quarters, there were some minors who also fell victim to the incident. They were Zakaria Samira 12, Musah Fuseini 14, Botwe Tackie 16 and Abdallah Ayarek 18.

The others were Tajudeen Mohammed 41, Dompreh Emmanuel 36 and Abass Ibrahim whose age was not provided by the Ghana Police Service during a press conference to give situational update on the electoral violence.

COP Isaac Ken Yeboah who made the disclosure during a press conference pertaining to the shooting incident, added that some 15 other electorates and by standers received various degrees of injuries during the chaotic event that occurred at the polling stations.

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The NDC having described the incident as the “bloodiest election” since the inception of the Fourth Republic, has one year after the chaotic event, decided to remember the souls of the dead and to remind themselves that lives matter and to highlight that electoral violence must not reoccur.

According to them there will be Quran recitations, Christian and traditional prayers for the departed souls.

Officials expected at the vigil include Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, National Chairman of the NDC; Johnson Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary; Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority caucus leader in Parliament; Mubarak Muntaka, Minority Chief Whip among others.


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