Police enforce order after Makola market attacks

Reports reaching Citi News indicate the Ghana Police Service has managed to restore order in the Makola Market area following clashes between persons alleged to be supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress and the main opposition, New Patriotic Party.

According to an eyewitness who spoke to Citi News on condition of anonymity, the supporters of the two rival parties reportedly attacked each other with machetes.

Some of the market women, hawkers and pedestrians have reportedly fled the market.

Tensions have been high in the country after the NPP refused to concede defeat following the declaration of the results of the December 7 elections.

Supporters of the NPP have been protesting at the Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra for three days in support of the party’s position to pursue legal options to address their grievances.

It is however unclear whether the clash at the Makola Market was as a result of reprisal attack initiated by the NDC supporters.