On Friday, news about some young men who were arrested by the James Town Police department at the odododiodioo constituency went viral in the community, their arrest was in line with the President of Ghana’s directive to ban all social gatherings and political rallies due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These young men were found to be holding a birthday party with their friends and loved ones.

It later came to the notice of some unknown source that the NPP constituency executives gave the boys the green light to hold the party and also connived with the police to arrest them. In view of this, the police were asked not to grant these boys bail even with the intervention of the MP until a directive is given by the NPP Parliamentary candidate in order to win political points.

After it was reported that a group of young men from the camp of the Odododiodioo NPP parliamentary  candidate, Nii Lantey Bannerman were circulating falsehood in the community and on social media to tarnish and practically destroy the name of the incumbent member of Parliament for Odododiodioo constituency, Hon. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, a NDC social media activist Von Nii Otto Cofie also went live on Facebook to objurgate their false claims.

Later in the evening, two youngmen who have been identified as members of the NPP vigilante group in the constituency, whose names were given as True Raster and Nana went to attack Von at Abola a suburb of the Ga Mashie community at about 9pm in the evening.

The assault can be counted as part of series of attacks levelled against members of the NDC in the constituency, which is obviously a threat to democracy and also a move to cause fear and panic towards the 2020 elections.

Source: Chapter One

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