Hundreds Collapse At NDC Rally At Wenchi
A Rally organized by the leading opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has seen lots of people collapsing and falling into a coma at Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo Region on Saturday.
The Rally which was addressed by the former president and flag bearer of the party Mr. John Dramani Hamama saw thousands of party faithful filling the grounds.
Due to the heavy human traffic at the events, the heat emanating from the gathering was very unbearable which left many to collapse.
Paramedics placed at some vantage points at the rally ground had to swiftly move into action to save the situation with President Mahama ordering his private ambulance to evacuate some of the victims to nearby health centers for immediate attention at wenchi-2
The victims are suspected to have suffered as a result of suffocation, according to persons familiar with the situation.
Research reveals that Wenchi is one of the stronghold constituencies of President John Mahama although the parliamentary seat has always been in the hands of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
In the 2012 Presidential election, President Mahama polled 20,404 votes, representing 50.11% as against 19,692 votes, representing 48.37% garnered by the NPP’s Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo.