Alan Kyerematen, the Minister of Trade and Industry has condemned the violence that ensued among some supporters of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) at a funeral over the weekend.
At least two persons sustained injuries during the clashes between two rival groups of the party in the Suhum Constituency of the Eastern Region.
In a statement, Kyerematen called for a speedy resolution of differences between the two feuding sides to restore peace and discipline in the party.
“Rumors currently circulating on social media that the clash was between my supporters and those of our Vice President are not only completely false but mischievous and have been contrived to bring both the Vice President and my good self into public ridicule. I condemn without reservation this barbaric act of some members of our great party,” the statement said.
It added: “I believe strongly that any disagreement whether relating to a contest for position or differences in ideas and opinions should not be manifested in such violence in a party such as ours. The ideals of our party and tradition call for peaceful and harmonious coexistence and our motto, (Development in Freedom), has no place for violence.
“I, therefore, urge the Suhum Constituency Executives, the Eastern Regional Executives as well as the National Executives of the party to take immediate steps to resolve the differences between the two feuding sides to restore peace and discipline in the party.”