Kwadwo Amoateng, the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Offinso South in the 2016 elections, is in critical condition battling for his life after being shot by unknown assailants.
Confirming the incident to Class FM, PPP Communications Director, Paa Kow Ackon, said on Saturday, December 2 Mr Amoateng was shot in the arm and chest but currently in stable condition.
He said the incident occurred around 9pm on Thursday November 30 when the victim was entering his house. Aside his teaching profession, Mr Amoateng runs a mobile money transfer business.
He said the neighbours initially thought it was kids playing with fire-crackers because of the approaching Christmas festivities but he was later found bleeding and was rushed to the Offinso St. Patrick Hospital.
Mr Ackon indicated that the development was unfortunate as Mr Amoateng has one young child and his wife is heavily pregnant and expected to deliver this week.
The police have since visited the scene and investigations have commenced but no one has been identified or arrested yet.