Election 2016 EC office shut down after NDC, NPP clashes

Communications officer of the NPP for the Yapei/Kusawgu constituency blamed the incident on the NDC Parliamentary aspirant John Jinapor for the clashes.

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Clashes between supporters the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Central Gonja Distrcit has led to the closure of the office of the Electoral Commission.

Officers of the commission are said to have sought refuge at the police station after the two rivalry parties went on rampage at the premises of the office over the on-going voter transfer exercise.

The commission has therefore suspended all processes in the area.

Communications officer of the NPP for the Yapei/Kusawgu constituency blamed the incident on the NDC Parliamentary aspirant John Jinapor for the clashes.

According to Ibrahim Mahafuzu Sappor, the misunderstanding ensued after the NDC parliamentary nominee sponsored the busing of non- residents to engage in the exercise.

“We were observing the transfer and all of a sudden two Urvan buses came with the intension that they wanted to do the transfer. Upon interrogation, we realised they were all from Damongo so we laid a complaint to the EC boss, one Alhaji, and he told us to use the challenge system.

“So we were about to use the challenge system when some NDC youth came around and started shouting and our agents too said then we will all use force and it resulted into the scuttle", Mr. Sappor said

Police in the area have however calmed the incident with no recorded casualties.

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