Ghana ALERT: Radio journalist hospitalised after being attacked by ruling party supporters

Alexander Afriyie, a correspondent of Kumasi-based Nhyira FM radio station, was in the morning hospitalized after being violently attacked by persons believed to be supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party in Effiduase, the capital of Sekyere East District of Ashanti Region.

A colleague of the journalist, Kwabena Ampratwum, told Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) that: “Afriyie was gasping for breath, lying on one side and could only move his head on the bed at the time I visited him at the hospital.”

The correspondent had gone to cover the rampaging NDC supporters who were demanding the dismissal of the Chief Executive of the District.

Ampratwum said Afriyie who was an aspirant in the district assembly election, was accused of being a member of the opposition New Patriotic Party by the angry NDC supporters.

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