National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) clashed at the studio of Nhyira FM in Kumasi Monday morning.
The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NDC, Yaw Obimpeh and Nana Obiri Boahen, Deputy General Secretary of the NPP, hurled unprintable words at each other during hot verbal exchanges.
The NDC chieftain had alleged that the leadership of the NPP is secretly training assassins in neighbouring Cote d’Ivoire to plunge the country into civil strife during the upcoming national elections.
Mr. Obimpeh claimed that he had pictures and names of the so-called NPP assassins who are being trained by some South African nationals to shed innocent human blood on his phone.
According to him, the first batch of the so-called assassins would travel to Ghana by the close of this month (October).
He even promised to visit Nhyira FM in Kumasi to show pictures and names of the purported thugs to Kofi Asante, the host of the station’s ‘Morning Show’ programme.
According to him, he had personally informed President Mahama about the fiendish plans of the NPP to destabilize the state and the Ghana leader and the appropriate security agencies are prepared to face the so-called assassins.
Nana Obiri Boahen, who was called into the show to respond to the wild allegations, said Mr. Obimpeh’s statement didn’t make sense so the host of the show should not allow such unfounded statements on the airwaves.
He said if Mr. Obimpeh had truly informed President Mahama about the so-called assassins for him (Mahama) to take action, then it didn’t make sense for the same Obimpeh to come on air to discuss such a dicey security matter.
Without mincing words, Mr Obiri Boahen described Mr. Obimpeh’s statement as irresponsible, challenging the NDC administration to get in touch with Interpol to arrest the supposed NPP assassins at their training base in Cote d’Ivoire.
Mr. Obimpeh, who was then brimming with rage, hurled several unprintable words at Lawyer Obiri Boahen in an angry tone and the host’s constant appeal to him to exercise restraint fell on deaf ears.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi