Some six persons have been arrested by the Police for entering the venue for the ongoing Regional Executive Elections of the New Patriotic Party in the Northern Region without accreditation
They were arrested upon suspicions to foment trouble after they were found hiding in a restricted area of the Alhaji Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium where the Conference is taking place.
The Northern Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent Baba Ananga said the suspects were picked up based on intelligence.
Rules and regulations for the party’s internal elections stated that one must be an election official, a delegate, an aspirant and an accredited agent as well as the media to access the venue.
However, information gathered by GHOne News indicates that the suspects sneaked into the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale, venue for the election on Thursday night without accreditation.
Superintendent Baba Ananga said they “are carrying out further investigation to establish the motive of the suspects”.
He assured stakeholders that, Police were on top of their job and will ensure order at the grounds.
Meanwhile, security is very tight at the confab and the inner perimeter where voting is taking place.
About 382 delegates are expected to vote in the election.
Whilst 31 persons are contesting positions including, Regional Chairman, Secretary and Organiser’s positions.
The main contest for today, May 27, 2022, is the position of the Regional Chairman.
Though there are three persons including the incumbent, Adam Baatima Samba, reports say the contest is between the incumbent and Alhaji Inusah Amadu, popularly called Dagomba Boy.