Some Electoral Commission officials at the Kumbungu lorry station registration center at Aboabo in Tamale were on Monday chased away by supporters of the two main political parties over allegations that outsiders will take part in the exercise.
NDC and NPP have had basic disagreements since Friday over the siting of the registration center with the NDC claiming aliens will get the opportunity to register their names since it’s a lorry station.
When EC officials got to the center on monday morning and began setting up their equipment, the supporters of the two main political parties stormed the venue to unceremoniously disrupt the process.
Speaking to Starr News, the Tamale Metro Director of EC, Bismark Nteh indicated that, his officers at the center had to run for their lives “since the center was on fire”. According to him, he has engaged the leadership of the two parties over the matter since last Friday yet has still not gotten a solution to it.
“they gave so many flimsy excuses, we met the party people and they said they will go and meet their people and discuss it. One party said the center should be moved, the other party said it should not be moved and some say it should be moved about 20 meters away from where it is, 20 meters and this what is the difference?“
“My officers are here in the office, they have returned because they themselves said until they call them to come they shouldn’t come because they don’t know what will happen if they come there” Mr Nteh added.