The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, has accused president Akufo-Addo of not showing much interest in prosecuting the perpetrators of the violence that rocked the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-elections.

Violence broke out around the La Bawaleshie Presby School polling centre in Accra to result in the assault on Ningo-Prampram MP, Sam George, by some masked men.

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The attack since its occurrence has been heavily condemned by the opposition NDC, civil society and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

However, President Akufo-Addo after a long silence has issued a statement saying, “The isolated incident of violence, which occurred in the early stages of the election, was unfortunate and regrettable and condemned it in no uncertain terms.”

Mr Asiedu Nketiah, speaking to the media during the ‘Aagbe Wo Demo’, however, said the president was late in commenting on the issue.

“What I want to tell the public is that this government is not in the mood to find the perpetrators of the dastardly Ayawaso West Wuogon act and is, therefore, doing everything possible to ensure nobody gets punished,” he said.

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Mr Asiedu Nketiah also accused the police of masking the truth even though all the videos are clear and bare in front of them.

“The police is also orchestrating lies that they don’t know the men but it came out that the driver was a policeman and the people were deployed in the police car. So if they don’t know these men, how come nobody has come out to tell us a police SWAT car is missing,” he asked.