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Gideon Boako Debunks Bawumia’s Convoy Blockage on Nkawkaw-Kumasi Highway

Dr Gideon Boako, says news circulating on social media that the motorcade of Dr Mahamudu Bawumia was blocked by some irate youth from driving through a portion of the Nkawkaw-Kumasi highway is false.

The Spokesperson for the Vice President and Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Gideon Boako, says news circulating on social media that the motorcade of Dr Mahamudu Bawumia was blocked by some irate youth from driving through a portion of the Nkawkaw-Kumasi highway is false.

A video clip lasting 47 seconds has gone viral on social media showing two police dispatch riders and several other vehicles waiting behind a blockade on the highway set up by some youth.

Speculations were rife on social media that the cars seen in the video clip belonged to the convoy of the Vice President.

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In a post on his Facebook wall, Dr Boako said the claims were false and that the Vice President did not even use that road during the entire week.

“The Vice President was in the Western Region on 1 and 2 May (Wednesday and Thursday). He moved to the Western North region on Thursday, 3rd May, and got to Kumasi the same day around 10 pm. He left Kumasi in the morning of Saturday, 4th May, to Accra by air. The Vice President did not at any time drive from Kumasi to Accra to have used the Nkawkaw-Kumasi road”, he said.

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Dr Gideon Boako said the blockade was set up due to an accident in which a loaded fuel tanker had fallen on the main road.

“The youth, in an attempt to prevent large casualties in the unfortunate event of an explosion, blocked the road until the fire service and other security agencies cleared for commuters to use the road”, he said.

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