The Electoral Commission has fired an official of Adjen Kotoku Kojo at Ga West Municipal District of the Greater Accra Region for breaching specific instructions.
According to PEACE FM, the said official counted and announced the results of the polling station in the ongoing New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primaries before the stipulated time.
The official, according to reports, agreed with the polling agents, opened the box, counted the ballots, and announced the results after all delegates had cast their ballot although there were specific instructions from the EC that voting begins at 7 am and ends at 1 pm.
According to Peace Fm’s Nana Yaw Kesse, John Kwame Amoah, Greater Accra Regional Director of the Electoral Commission communicated to him that the said official is one of the temporal staff of the commission.
NPP delegates are voting to elect parliamentary candidates for 168 constituencies.
This exercise is the second phase after the first phase of the primaries came off in September 2019 in constituencies with no sitting Members of Parliament.