The 10th Youth and Women’s Conference took place at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) on Saturday, December 10, and was marked by violence. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has excused itself of any responsibility in this matter.
The planning committee’s deputy chairman claimed that despite safety measures, violence nevertheless broke out.
“I don’t think the political party has done anything wrong,” Alex Segbefia told TV3‘s during an interview monitored by Ghanatodayonline.com.
Prior to the vote, violence broke out as several of the candidates for the role of National Youth Organiser expressed dissatisfaction with the album, notably with that of the student wing of the party.
The decision was made during an emergency meeting to push everyone out of the auditorium of the New Emancipation Center (NEC).
The decision to evacuate the auditorium before to voting, according to Mr. Segbefia, a former minister of health, was decided as a result of information indicating that certain people may have “mysterious intentions.”
He clarified that the violence outside actually started when people were forced from the auditorium.
Three people were hurt, and one of them was hospitalized.
16 people have been listed as sought by the police, who have also offered a GH10,000 reward for information leading to their arrest.
According to Mr. Segbefia, the party’s security committee is working with the police to apprehend the offenders.