National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has said but for the timely intervention of the party, the Ayawaso West Wougon by-election would have been bloodier.

According to him, the foiled a reprisal attack by party members who were angered by the shooting incident at the residents of the parliamentary candidate, Delali Brempong.

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Just hours into the by-election, some armed men clothed in National Security apparel stormed the La Bawalashie Presby polling station.

Eyewitnesses say the armed men fired shots and attacked some agents believed to be opposition NDC agents. The shots lasted 20 minutes. Police intervened as the attacks continued.

The NDC is accusing the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) of unleashing their vigilante group, Invincible Forces on their members to cow them into submission.

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Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Thursday, Ofosu Ampofo said their patience has been tested for so long.

He claimed, said unknown men “shot indiscriminately.”  “We have evidence here to show you,” he said showing gun pellets.

“Our parliamentary candidate’s house was beseeched and as a result. Eight people were injured. The Parliamentary candidate was almost under house arrest” the NDC Chairman stressed.

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Ofoso Ampofo said it is obvious the shooting incident is a dress rehearsal for the 2020 general elections.

“We are not going to sit aloof for our people killed. We value lives than a seat that is why we withdrew but we will not tolerate this in 2020” he added.