General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) John Boadu has said the party has taken notice of the clash among two feuding factions that marred the funeral of the father of one of its serial callers at Suhum last weekend and would take steps to investigate the matter.
He has however challenged the Ghana Police Service to take up the issue, arrest and prosecute all culprits according to the dictates of the law since the violence that ensued at the funeral grounds offends the laws of the land.
Speaking in an interview with Okay FM monitored by MyNewsGh.com this morning, he said the incident cannot be treated as a matter for only the party to solve, since clashes of this nature are commonplace at social gatherings but the party however would take interest in it and investigate because some of its members were involved.
“We as a party would look into the matter internally and proffer the appropriate sanctions against our members if need be, but the police should rather take the matter up and bring all the culprits before the law; they should arrest all those who caused the mayhem and bring them to book because nobody has the right to pull a machete on another”, he said.
He also impressed on the police to publish the outcome of their investigations and the punishments thereof in order to serve as a deterrent to others who may want to tow the same line.
Last Saturday, a free for all fight ensued between two feuding factions within the NPP in the Suhum Constituency when they attended the funeral of the father of a serial caller identified as Opare.
Though it has been rejected by both parties, rumors had it that the violent confrontation was triggered by the refusal by the supporters of the Member of Parliament for Suhum, Boafo Kwadwo Asante for the supporters of Presidential Staffer, Frank Asiedu Bekoe alias PROTOZOA who has his eyes on the seat from greeting the incumbent.