The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Northern regional chairman Sofo Azorka has denied being leader of a group of political thugs associated with the ruling party.

“Azorka is my name, my personal name”, he told Joy FM’s Midday News Thursday and expressed displeasure that his name is being dragged into the mud by associated him with political violence.

The group, it is believed terrorized people during the recent Talensi by-election where they were seen in action, wielding guns and cutlasses in Upper East region.

The group was accused of attacking First National Vice- Chairman of the NPP Freddie Blay and accompanying party officials while voting was on-going.

But Sofo Azoka told Joy News there is no such group as Azoka boys neither do his followers support violence.

“I am a regional chairman and I have a lot of followers” but “No, I don’t have any security men”.

Azorka Boys is believed to be politically sponsored by the NDC whilst the Bolga Bull Dogs and Invincible Forces on the side of the opposition NPP.

Following the Talensi by-election, pressure is being piled on the police and other security services to rein in the groups.

The police say they will prosecute the leaders of these groups that have gained notoriety for engaging in acts of lawlessness during political activities.

They are yet to make an arrest after Tuesday's disturbances which tainted an otherwise peaceful voting process in Talensi.

Source: myjoyonline

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