Reports reaching ultimate1069.com reveal that violence has rocked the Asylum Down Headquarters of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) over disagreements among the rank and file of the party.
It is not certain if the latest incident is in relation to the purported National Executive Council (NEC) meeting scheduled to be held today at the party’s headquarters on the instance of its First Vice Chairman Freddie Blay.
Reports indicate that about seven heavily-built men stormed the office and burnt down a motorbike and also demolished the windscreen of a newly-looking taxicab creating a blockage resulting in the inability of pedestrians and motorists unable to use the road.
Accra based citi fm reports that have arrived at the scene to maintain law and order.
The chaos comes ahead of a National Executive Committee Meeting (NEC) expected to take place earlier today.
Ahead of the meeting however, the disgruntled Chairman of the party, Paul Afoko, had issued a statement to all media houses asking the public to ignore it, saying the party’s First National Vice Chairman, Freddie Blay, is not constitutionally mandated to call a NEC meeting when he is available.
Mr. Afoko has in recent times criticized Mr. Freddie Blay for using his newspaper, the Daily Guide to publish articles meant to run him down and tarnish his image.
It is unclear what is fuelling the tension between the two leaders of the party but suggestions are that it is only a manifestation of the deep cracks and perceived factionalism in the party.
The NPP is yet to fully recover from internal strife that has rocked the party in recent months.