Mahama stoned and hooted at in Ashanti Region ; Two arrested

Two people have been arrested by the Ejisu Police in the Ashanti Region for reportedly hooting at the president and hurling stones at his convoy.

The two, whose names have yet to be disclosed were part of an army of protesters who had lined up on the streets of Ejisu and adjoining communities where the president had gone to inspect some development projects as part of his accounting to the people tour.
It is not clear yet, the motive for their hooting at the president, Nhyira FM’s Ohemeng Tawiah reported.

According to him, the Parliamentary Candidate for Ejisu, Gloria Huze who was part of the convoy sustained minor injuries from the stone attacks.

Her car also suffered minor dents from the stones. She has since reported the attacks to the police.
The Ejisu Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Laare Baman confirmed the attack on the president’s convoy as well as the arrest of the two but will not give any further details.

In the absence of information, the officials of the NDC are accusing the largest opposition party, the New Patriotic Party of masterminding the attacks on the president’s convoy.

According to the Regional Secretary of the governing party, Raymomd Tandoh, one of the officials of the NPP in the Ejisu constituency has admitted to being part of those hooting at the president but that cannot be independently verified.

“It is quite unfortunate and we are going to take the matter up,” he said. Asked who may have been behind the attacks, Mr Tandoh said “It is the NPP of course. The youth organiser of the NPP has spoken that he was part of the group. So who else?”

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Mr. Raymond Tandoh wants the police to immediately open an investigation into the attacks he described as unwarranted.
He wondered why anybody would want to attack the president and his convoy for embarking on a project that will benefit the whole country.

“The project is not for NDC people. It is for people in Ashanti Region. I don’t know why the president wants to do these beautiful thing and you will come and hoot at him.”

According to him, this is not the first time the president’s convoy has suffered hoots from NPP fanatics. He cited a similar incident he claimed happened at Bantama.

Officials of the opposition party are yet to comment on the matter. Efforts to get a reaction from them have been unsuccessful for now.

Meanwhile the president will be commissioning one of his community day Senior High School and pay an executive call on the Asantehene later today.