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I’ve not visited Ejura; ignore old video on social media – Mahama

Former President John Mahama has denied claims on social media that he has visited the troubled spot Ejura in the Ashanti region where three people have been killed.

A video of the former President visiting some patients at a hospital has surfaced on social media with some NDC activists claiming Mr. Mahama has visited Ejura to commiserate with bereaved families.

However, in a post on Facebook, Mr Mahama said: “The video circulating of my visit to injured persons in a hospital is an old one, and has no link to current developments in Ejura”.

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The National Peace Council has condemned the killing of an activist Ibrahim Kaaka by some unknown persons at Ejura in the Ashanti region.

The Council has in a statement also bemoaned the subsequent killing of two other residents of the Ashanti regional town by security officers who were deployed to the town to de-escalate tensions. The officers were deployed after the youth of the town took to the streets over the killing of Kaaka.

“The Council received this unfortunate report in the middle of a National Stakeholder Dialogue to chart a path to consolidate the gains the country has made beyond the 2020 elections.

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“The Council expresses grave concern that three Ghanaians have lost their lives in this violent incident. The Council condemns the unfortunate incident and calls on the relevant agencies to conduct thorough investigations into the matter without delay,” the council said.

The statement added: “The Council notes with appreciation the President’s directive to the Minister of the Interior, to conduct a public inquiry into the circumstances that led to the unfortunate occurrences. We encourage the proposed Committee to work within the terms of reference”.

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Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh

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