Election 2016 NDC thugs destroy EC equipment at Suhum

The thugs, according to the EC’s District Director, Mensah Worlanyo, stormed the office to take away the printer.

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Some thugs believed to be members of the ruling National Democratic Congress on Thursday destroyed equipment belonging to the Electoral Commission in Suhum in the Eastern region over the ongoing vote transfer exercise.

Items destroyed are printers being used for the ongoing vote transfer exercise, causing a disruption of the exercise.

The thugs, according to the EC’s District Director, Mensah Worlanyo, stormed the office and took away the printer.

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Officials of the EC in the constituency said they fear for their lives following the ransacking of their office.

Mr Worlanyo said the group arrived in an NDC vehicle branded with the posters of President John Mahama and the parliamentary candidate in the area.

He said, “It took about two hours before they dumped it in front of the office and left. We have checked the printer and it is not working.”

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In an interview with Accra-based Onua FM, he said, “I know all the boys and I can make them out”.

He added that that all the officials of the EC are scared for their lives and have refused to open the office until they are given adequate security.

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