Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - A leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Otchere-Darko Tuesday claimed that shots were fired at him at Talensi, where a by-election was ongoing.
There were reports of sporadic clashes between youth groups of the NPP and the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Commenting on Twitter, Gabby said: "I just got shot @ by drive-pass gang in pickup. 12 shots fired at us in front of NPP office, with soldiers nearby. No injuries."
Freddie Blay, a vice chairman of the party; Kwabena Abankwa-Yeboah, national treasurer of the NPP; and former deputy minister for youth and sports in the Kufuor administration, Rashid Bawa, also claimed to have been beaten up youth of the NDC.
Mr Abankwa-Yeboah and Mr Bawa alleged that the assault on them was sanctioned by Interior Minister, Mr. Mark Woyongo.
A number of personal assistants of the beaten officials were also alleged to have received their own share of the beating.
The prevailing lawlessness in Talensi prompted the police to fire teargas to disperse agitated youth of the NPP who had barricaded their party office at Tongo in the Talensi constituency of the Upper East region, ostensibly to defend it from suspected thugs.
Talensi by-election: No record of assault on Blay- Police 7/8/2015
Source: myjoyonline.com - The Upper East Police Command is accusing leaders of the opposition New Patriotic Party of exaggerating attacks they suffered during the by election in Talensi.
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