After a fight broke out between members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), voting was halted for half an hour at the Bodomase Methodist Polling Station in the Kumawu Constituency.
In the ongoing by-elections taking place in the constituency, our source claims that the confusion began when supporters of the NDC insisted that a ballot be removed from the box.
This came about as a result of a complaint that had been filed with them by an old woman. According to her, an officer of the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) had helped her vote, but instead of thumb-printing for the NDC as she had requested, they had thumb-printed for the NPP.
EC official whisked away after allegedly voting NPP
Our source reported that a police reinforcement team had to be dispatched in order to bring the tension level down.
It is stated that the EC official was unable to convince the audience about her behavior, and she was quickly hauled away to safety as a result.
Franklin Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, the General Secretary of the NDC, appeared at the station later and issued a warning to the Presiding Officer of the EC about the importance of preventing a recurrence of the occurrence.
“What we need to do is simply put our clear instruction that we do not want any such thing to happen again,” and “we’ve told our agents to definitely be vigilant,” the statement continued.