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How a peaceful walk turned bloody; eyewitness account of NDC, NPP clash at Jamestown

What started out as a peaceful health walk at Jamestown yesterday later turned to a bloody clash between supporters of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NDC) and the Opposition, National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Salt 95.9 FM has gathered that supporters from both parties have been injured in the clash at the Odododiodio constituency which is one of the known hotspots in the Greater Accra Region every election.

Videos in circulation have seen men in party colour throwing stones, bottles and other projectiles on a street at each other.

An eyewitness, Anny Aggrey who narrated what brought about the bloody clash said, “All those people who used to sleep here were here when the NDC supporters were passing, and they said one of them came out of the crowd and broke a vita milk bottle and they tried to talk to him to stop what he is doing, so when they were engaging him he went back to the crowd and signalled them and all of a sudden they started throwing bottles.”

The fighting was concentrated at on the Atta Mills Highway at a junction called One Way.

PRO for Greater Accra Regional Police Command DSP Efia Tenge said no arrest yet but investigations have begun into the incident.

“No arrest has been made yet but the situation is calm and effort are underway to get some persons who names have been mentioned for allegedly initiating the fight arrested as investigations continue.”

Tensions are normally high in Odododiodoo ahead of elections and observers flag it as a volatile constituency.

Reports of violence have been noted since the start of 2020.

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