Interior Minister Mark Woyongo has jumped to the defense of vigilante groups, Azorka boys and Bolga Bulldogs, who were involved in the Talensi clashes, describing their actions as a pure case of “violence begets violence.”
Violent clashes left several political figures injured while properties were also destroyed after some members of the two main political parties attacked each other.
“Violence begets violence. Azoka boys will not act violently if they were not provoked. The other side also brought in some people the Indomitable Forces and then the Bolga Boys, so violence causes violence.
“What I mean is that if you are a peace lover and someone comes to attack you, definitely you have to protect yourself”, Mark Woyongo remarked on Kumasi based Ultimate Radio.
The First Vice Chairperson of the NPP, Freddie Blay was also attacked in the process.
Speaking on the development, the minister explained that violence from one political party sparked revenge attacks staged by boys from Azorka’s camp.
My boys were not armed – Azorka
In a related development, Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Northern Region Chief Sofo Azorka has said his supporters were not violent during the election.
Speaking to Citi News, Azorka explained that the only thing his men did was to prevent the New Patriotic Party (NPP) from sharing money to produce voters during the election.
“On the Election Day, the NPP went round sharing money to voters and we said we will not allow people to share money like that and because they [NPP] did not get the chance to share money they are angry and want to spoil our name,” he explained.
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