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General News of Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Source: Myjoyonline.com

EC officer arrested over electoral fraud in Bekwai

An electoral officer at the Methodist Primary School polling station at Bekwai in the Ashanti region has been arrested for allegedly committing multiple electoral offences.

According to Joy News’ Kwesi Debrah, the officer, was caught giving out two or more ballot papers to electorate perceived to be supporters of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).

She is also said to have removed unofficial ballot papers from a booklet unknown to the other officials and agents at the polling centre. These ballot papers, according to Debrah have not been stamped, as required by the EC.

Debrah reported witnesses at the polling station as saying the woman was brought to the polling station by the aspiring Member of Parliament, contesting on the ticket of the NDC.

Police have refused to comment any further on the matter or give the name of the polling official involved but say they will investigate.