There was a near clash between supporters of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Yendi this evening, after thugs of the ruling party massed up for mob action against the Communications Bureau of the NDC from accessing the government dugout under its One Village, One dam program at Adibo.
The party thugs had crossed the paths of the NDC Communication team and tried to forcibly prevent them from reaching the Adibo dam which is said to be dried up, Whatsup News gathered.
Sammy Gyamfi and the NDC team are in Yendi staging an edition of the party’s ‘Moment of Truth’ series there, with focus on dried out dugouts that the NDC says is a waste of money.
According to the team which had earlier held a press conference at one of the dugouts at Nakpachi, their decision to hold the press conferences near these dried out dugouts is to bring Ghanaians incontrovertible evidence that 1V1D is a failure.
The NDC has already served notice that it will prosecute the Minister for Special Development Initiatives, Hawa Koomson, when it comes to power.
It was after the Nakpachie press conference that the NDC team had journeyed towards the Adibo dugout. However, they met stiff resistance from NPP thugs who had massed up and demanded that they turn back.
According to the thugs, the NDC team had no right to access the dried out dugout because it had not asked for permission from the Municipal Assembly there. The party thugs had also disallowed the media from filming in the area
The shocking reason annoyed the NDC team which insisted that the dam is a public property that is supposed to be accessible to every Ghanaian. The ensuing exchanges nearly resulted in a brawl, but for the timely intervention of the Police.