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31-Jan-2019  
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Masked security officers opened fire near crowds of Ghanaian opposition party activists by a polling station during a by-election in the capital, Accra.

Seven people are being treated for injuries, according to officials at the University of Ghana hospital.

A local journalist shared a photo of the masked security agents at the La Bawalashie Presby polling station.

The security officials were following up on an allegation of suspicious activity during the by-election in Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.

The candidate for the opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), lives a few metres away from the polling station and when the security forces attempted to enter his house his supporters tried to prevent them.

In retaliation, the security forces fired warning shots.

The NDC has pulled out from the race and is set to notify Ghana’s Electoral Commission officially, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, national chairman of the party, has said.

The party has asked all its agents to withdraw from the various polling stations as their security and safety cannot be assured.
 
 
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