24.9 C
Accra
Monday, October 3, 2022

UE/R: EC dispatches electoral materials to Regions as NDC clash with police over storage of ballot boxes

Must Read

Otumfuo calls for urgent steps to tackle alarming rate of deforestation

SOURCE: GNA Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, has called for urgent steps to curb the alarming rate of deforestation...

Tragic: 174 people killed in Indonesian stadium stampede and riot

SOURCE: GNA - At least 174 people are reported to have died after clashes at the Kanjuruhan Stadium located in...

Burkina Faso coup: AU condemns military junta

SOURCE: African Editors African Union has condemned what it called the “unconstitutional change of government” in Burkina Faso. On Friday, Junior...
Seli Baisie
Journalist/ Entertainment and Lifestyle blogger.

Executives of the opposition NDC, in the Upper East Region were up in arms with the police over the safety of the electoral materials that arrived in the Regional capital, Bolgatanga.

Regional organizer of the party, Adam Mutawakilu, said the police were opposing the Party’s request to have their own padlock placed on the offices where the ballot boxes were to be kept.

Regional police commander, DCP Ampofo Duku, in response noted that his outfit would not grant the request, adding that he has been directed by his superiors not to allow any party to place locks on the offices where the electoral materials are kept.

But the NDC insisted that until the police agree to their request, they were not leaving the scene. In a related development, the Electoral Commission (EC) says it is about 99% complete with the distribution of electoral materials nationwide ahead of the December 7 polls.

Chairperson of the electoral management body, Jean Mensa disclosed this at an interaction with the Council of State yesterday. She said the Commission has procured a wide variety of election materials for the 2020 election adding that the distribution of the items to regional centers and districts have been completed.

For now what is outstanding are the parliamentary ballot paper. The EC also used the opportunity to deny allegations that some members of the security services involved in the election policing have been excluded from the special voters’ list.

At another meeting with the National House of Chiefs, Mrs. Mensah told them that all security personnel whose names were submitted have been included in the list. More than 38,000 polling stations will be activated by the Electoral Commission for the 2020 polls.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Otumfuo calls for urgent steps to tackle alarming rate of deforestation

SOURCE: GNA Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, has called for urgent steps to curb the alarming rate of deforestation...

Tragic: 174 people killed in Indonesian stadium stampede and riot

SOURCE: GNA - At least 174 people are reported to have died after clashes at the Kanjuruhan Stadium located in East Java, Indonesia on Saturday. This...

Burkina Faso coup: AU condemns military junta

SOURCE: African Editors African Union has condemned what it called the “unconstitutional change of government” in Burkina Faso. On Friday, Junior officers overthrew Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo...

GRA sanctions three Auto Mechanic shops at Adenta and Madina

SOURCE: GNA The Ghana Revenue Authority,  GRA has seized documents and equipment from alleged tax defaulters for failing to issue Value Added Tax, VAT, invoices. GRA...

CAF to re-open bidding for 2025 Africa Cup of Nations

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, is to re-open bidding for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations after stripping Guinea of the right to...

More Articles Like This