The NDC regional office at Amakom, Kumasi, last week
Police in the Ashanti Region have started guarding the regional office of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to prevent it from being attacked by some disgruntled party members.
“We shall maintain few policemen here,” Chief Supt. Ameyaw Afriyie, the Manhyia Commander, remarked on Monday concerning the NDC office.
His comments came few hours after supporters of Masawudu Mubarick, who has been disqualified from the NDC race, stormed the party office.
“The police will also intensify patrols around the premises of the NDC office at Amakom until the situation is brought under control,” he said.
In less than a week, the NDC office has been attacked on several occasions by some angry party youth from the Asawase Constituency.
During the first attack, party executives were chased away, car tyres were burnt and the party office was locked up with padlocks by the agitated youth who wanted the party to reinstate Masawudu Mubarick.
In the second attack, which occurred on Monday, all the prominent people in the party in the Ashanti Region were locked in by the youth. They then started to burn car tyres and also disrupted an ongoing party meeting at the time. The timely intervention of the police helped to restore normalcy.
Chief Supt. Ameyaw said it was important that the police kept surveillance at the place in order to prevent something nasty from happening at the NDC office.
“We are also cautioning them against doing anything untoward to disturb or mar the peace of the entire city,” the police chief sternly warned the NDC youth.
He, however, did not state whether the policemen that would be temporarily stationed at the NDC office would be in uniform or not.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi