2016: EC In Buipe Resumes Work

The Electoral Commission’s Office in the Central Gonja district of Northern region resumes work today after they had had to close yesterday at 2 pm to resolve a scuffle that arose between supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Supporters of the NPP accused the NDC of bussing electorates who are resident in Damongo in the West Gonja District to transfer their votes to the Yapei-Kusawgu Constituency.

This resulted in a misunderstanding between the two rivalry parties at the premises of the commission.

As part of the requirement to transfer vote, one must be resident in his/her new constituency for not less than 12 month.

Officers of the commission had to reach to the police whose timely intervention dispersed the beaming crowed

The Commissions District officer, Mr Gariba Djampana Jacob confirmed to ghnewsnow calm has since been restored yesterday and the process resumed. Both parties are on grounds discharging their duties in a peaceful manner.

As of 10 am, they have made 40 transfers so far.

Since the beginning of the exercise, both parties took the responsibility to buss people from communities to the commission’s district office and the reverse is the case.

Story By: Alima Bawah

 

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