The Bono Regional Chairman, Kwame Baffo Abronye has condemned recent political attacks in Ghana describing it as sad in Ghana’s political space.
He disclosed this at Nkrankwanta when the mortal remains of slain NPP supporter Kofi Lavert a.k.a Kofi Stephen who was shot and killed during the new voters registration exercise was laid to rest at Nkrankwanta today.
Autopsy was reportedly performed on his body and authorities at Dormaa Government Hospital blamed the death on police stray bullet.
Kofi Lavert was killed whilst two others suffered various injuries after some supporters the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Nkrankwanta laid ambush on supporters of the New Patriotic Party in the area.
The Member of Parliament for Dormaa West constituency, Ali Maiga Halidu who first confirmed the incident accused the NDC of busing thugs from Ahafo Region to intimidate members of the NPP in the constituency.
He accused the alleged NDC thugs of burning a pick up car, motorcycles, and vandalizing the party’s office.
However, speaking to the media at the final funeral service of the late Kofi Lavert, Chairman Kwame Baffoe Abronye called for calm on the rank and file of his party in the face of unprovoked attacks on supporters in the constituency adding that the party will match the opposition NDC Holigans squarely going into the general elections.
Present at the funeral service were the Majority Chief Whip and MP for Sunyani East Hon Ameyaw Cheremeh, MP's Caucus Chairman for Bono also Aviation Minister and MP for Jaman South Hon Yaw Afful, Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Benjamin Sekyere MP and Deputy Minister for Ahafo, Kofi Ofosu Boateng Regional Secretary and his regional executives, Parliamentary candidate for Dormaa East Paul Twum Barimah, Municipal and District Chief Executives for Dormaa East, Central and West Constituencies, Constituency executives and party sympathisers in the region.