Kasoa MP’s Son Stabbed At EC Office

A confrontation that ensued between some members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) near the Electoral Commission’s (EC’s) office at Kasoa, has led to one person, been severely stabbed on his chest.

The victim, identified as Ato Koomson and son of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Awutu Senya East and the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mavis Hawa Koomson, was left in a critical condition and had to be rushed to the 37 Military Hospital for treatment.

According to a report by, another person, was also injured during the altercation.

The unfortunate incident occurred in the early hours of yesterday Sunday, June 2, 2024.

Two individuals, the NDC constituency organiser, Daniel Techie Mensah, as well as the party’s Parliamentary Candidate, Phillis Naa Koryoo Okunor, were reportedly arrested by the police, in connection with the incident.

The report indicates that, the confusion started when supporters of the governing NPP and opposition NDC, disagreed on the position of some residents in the queue, in the ongoing voter ID card transfer and replacement exercise.

Both parties, usually join the queue for their members by booking a spot with a chair, however, a disagreement on who should sit on a particular chair, started around 4:00am, leading to the heated exchanges.

The victim, Mr Koomson, is said to have arrived at the registration centre about 45 minutes, after the altercation started.

He is then alleged to have approached the NDC organiser at the registration centre, to help resolve the issue.

However, another person alleged to be a member of the NDC, started to verbally abuse him.

According to King Adawu, a member of the NPP, who also sustained a minor cut, the alleged NDC member pulled out a knife during the exchanges between the two gentlemen, and stabbed the Minister’s son in the chest.

King Adawu, ,told Adom News’ Kofi Adjei that he had tried to block the knife, which resulted in an injury to his hand.

Subsequently, the two were rushed to the hospital, where he was treated and discharged, while Ato Koomson, has been admitted.

Demand for Probe

Meanwhile, the Awutu Senya East Constituency NDC, is calling for a thorough, transparent, and unbiased investigation into the incident.

In a statement issued by its Constituency Communication Officer, Comrade Stephen Delali Sowoekpor, said the arrest of its members, appears selective and raises questions about the impartiality of the police’s response.

The statement indicated that the party is closely monitoring the police’s actions regarding the incident, especially considering “the historical context of attacks on NDC supporters allegedly orchestrated by Hawa Koomson”.

Below Is Published, The Statement From The NDC:

The NDC Communication Bureau of the Awutu Senya East Constituency expresses its profound concern and condemnation over the violent incident that occurred in the early hours of this morning. This unfortunate event stands as yet another instance of aggression and lawlessness perpetuated by elements associated with the NPP, under the apparent sponsorship and direction of Hawa Koomson.

On the previous day, an agreement was reached between the police and the two main political parties in the Awutu Senya East Constituency to prevent the busing in of people to queue for vote transfers. Despite this agreement, at approximately 2:00 AM today, the NPP blatantly violated this accord by busing in about 50 thugs to the center. This unlawful act led to an immediate confrontation with both the police and members of the NDC present at the scene.

The situation escalated further when Ato Koomson, son of Hawa Koomson, arrived with additional individuals who violently attacked the NDC members. The NDC members, outnumbered and outmatched, faced severe beatings. As a result, two of our members fainted, and one, identified as Asmah, suffered significant injuries, bleeding profusely. This tragic turn of events underscores the need for immediate intervention and justice.

We are closely monitoring the police’s actions regarding this incident, especially considering the historical context of attacks on NDC supporters allegedly orchestrated by Hawa Koomson. We have noted with concern the police’s decision to take Daniel Techie Mensah, the NDC Constituency Organiser, to the Police Headquarters in Accra. This action appears selective and raises questions about the impartiality of the police’s response.

In light of these events, we call for the following:

An Immediate and Impartial Investigation: The police must conduct a thorough, transparent, and unbiased investigation into the incident, ensuring that all perpetrators are held accountable, regardless of political affiliation.

Protection of All Citizens: The police must ensure the safety and protection of all citizens, particularly members of the NDC, who have been repeatedly targeted and victimized.

Adherence to Agreements: We urge all parties, including law enforcement, to respect and adhere to agreements made to maintain peace and order during electoral processes.

We stand firm in our commitment to justice and the protection of our members. The NDC will continue to advocate for the rights and safety of all individuals in the Awutu Senya East Constituency.


Comrade Stephen Delali Sowoekpor

Constituency Communication Officer

NDC Communication Bureau, Awutu Senya East Constituency


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