EC shuts Tamale office over gun shots, matchete violence

tamGhana’s electoral body has shut down its Tamale metropolitan office Thursday after the ongoing voters transfer exercise was marred by violence.


Communications Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), Eric Dzakpasu said the measure was to quell the violence purportedly sparked by supporters of both the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).


Speaking to OTECNEWS on Thursday, he said: “when calm is restored the office would be opened.”


The EC’s Voters Transfer Exercise was brought to an end in Tamale after NDC and NPP supporters clashed over the refusal of some officials of the Commission to transfer votes for some of the applicants.


Students of the University of Development Studies (UDS) who had gathered to have their votes transferred bolted for their lives when an unidentified man allegedly fired gun shots.


Similar incident happened in the Eastern Regional town of Suhum when an unknown assailant attacked EC officials threatening  them to transfer votes of some people living outside the constituency.

Source; OTEC FM,  Kumasi,  story by Protocol


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