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NDC and NPP supporters injured in a scuffle at Walewale

A scuffle between some supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Walewale in the North East Region has left many people injured.

This comes a few hours after the declaration of the 2020 presidential election in favour of the NPP by the Electoral Commission.

Sources tell JoyNews the incident occurred when some supporters of the NPP decided to take their celebration to the private residence of the defeated NDC parliamentary candidate.

According to sources, the NPP supporters staged a jamboree at the backyard of Abubakari Abdallah, singing NPP songs, honking and dancing while blocking NDC supporters who were making their way to the house of the NDC candidate to sympathise with him for his defeat.

The clash occurred after the NDC supporters came out to stop the jubilation resulting in the deployment of armed security personnel who had to fire warning shots before eventually taking control of the situation.

The failed NDC candidate told JoyNews he does not understand why the NPP supporters had to bring their celebration to his backyard.

He said such provocative behaviour by the supporters can lead to violence and unnecessary chaos.

Abubakari Abdallah lost the election in the Walewale constituency by over 2000 votes.

He had earlier challenged the results and demanded a recount but conceded along the way and withdrew the challenge.

The MP aspirant also accused the NPP and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia of massive vote buying and called for an investigation.