The gruesome attack on the Member of Parliament (MP) for Asunafo South Constituency, Eric Opoku by some unidentified assailant has been condemned by the Asunafo South branch of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Armed men purported to be sympathizers of the ruling NPP on Sunday, April 1, 2018 attacked the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP, inflicting him with machete wounds and vandalized his property, including vehicles.

Commenting on the development in an interview with ClassFM on Monday, 2 April, the NPP’s Communications Director in the Asunafo South constituency, Nana Adusei Poku, charged the police to speed up investigations into the case and bring the perpetuators to book.

“We were shocked when we heard this issue. The fact of the matter is that we solidarise with our MP for Asunafo South even though we belong to the other side of the political divide. We don’t want these things to be happening in our constituency,” he said.

He indicated that they do not want “the peace currently being enjoyed in Asunafo South to be marred by some of these obnoxious acts and atrocities”.

Meanwhile, the police in the Brong Ahafo Region are on a manhunt for the hoodlums. The injured are also receiving treatment in hospital.