Bullets fly Violence in Talensi unacceptable - Mahama

There were reports of sporadic shooting in Talensi following a clash between supporters of NDC and NPP

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President John Mahama has condemned the violence that marred the Talensi by-election.

There were reports of sporadic shooting in Talensi following a clash between supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

This according to reports have resulted in some injuries and damage of vehicles and properties.

The President in a congratulatory message to the former Chairman of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) Benson Tongo Baba  for winning the elections seized the opportunity and condemned the act calling on the security agencies to take lessons learned to ensure peaceful 2016 poll.

Meanwhile, former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has called for the arrest and prosecution of all involved in the acts of violence in the Talensi Constituency by-election.

The former President in a statement charged law enforcement agencies to “act with dispatch to apprehend all those known to have participated in acts of violence, assault, shooting and vandalism” since the matter is of “grave concern.”

He further emphasized the need for a “strong message to be sent to persons intent on institutionalizing violence, especially during election periods.” Read more Rawlings condemns violence at Talensi, calls for prosecution

“The security agencies should enforce the law without fear or favour and without any political bias whatsoever,” the former President stated.

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