U/E Region: NPP chairman acid-attacked

The Upper East Region Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Adams Mahama, is currently receiving emergency medical care after acid was sprinkled on him Wednesday evening.

It is unclear what might have instigated the action from two men believed to be members of the party in the Region but police say the acid attack is connected with the recent wrangling that saw the chasing out of a meeting NPP’s National Chairman Paul Afoko and the party’s General Secretary Kwabena Agyepong.

One of the two involved Wednesday’s vitriolage has been arrested, police have confirmed.

Mr Afoko and Mr Agyepong were on Thursday, May 14 prevented from meeting regional executives after Adams Mahama claimed he was not pre-informed of such.

Some irate youth believed to have been mobilised by the regional chairman stormed the venue, Azo Nsolum Guest House, to disrupt the meeting.

Adams Mahama in explaining the situation, called on the National Chairman and General Secretary to respect structures of the party especially by consulting other members of the National Executive Committee.

Later, NPP youth in the Region issued a statement to condemn the attacks on Mr Afoko and Mr Agyepong, demanding an apology from Mr Mahama and asking the NEC to sanction him.

Mr Adams is expected to be flown to Accra for further treatment.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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