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Politics of Thursday, 2 July 2020

Source: Kasapa FM

NPP thugs invade polling station, beat applicants for resisting registration of 'strangers'


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There was confusion at Aketebor registration center in the Upper Manya Krobo Constituency of the Eastern Region on Thursday after NPP thugs invaded the Polling station to beat applicants for resisting registration of strangers transported to register at the centre.

The thugs transported in a KIA Truck were accompanying some Constituency Executives of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP ) moving from one registration centres to the other.

They beat three applicants and threatened the electoral officers at the Aketebor Polling station as the only armless young Police officer looks on helpless.

The confused scuffle brought the exercise to a halt for some minutes.

The registration officials were not happy over the conduct of the Constituency executives and the thugs allegedly led by the Constituency Chairman Moses Tetteh popularly known as Arizona.

One of the victims, Shadrack Omonyo told Kasapa News he was slapped three times by the thugs after he questioned why the NPP has brought people they claim come from Asesewa to register in the village.

The Parliamentary Candidate for the National Democratic Congress in the Upper Manya Krobo Constituency Bismark Tetteh told Kasapa News the exercise has been generally smooth but for the thugs deployed by the NPP intimating residents in rural areas.

The National Youth Organizer of the NDC George Opare Addo accompanied by the Eastern Regional Youth Organizer Okai Mints who coincidentally arrived at the polling station as part of their monitoring duties in the region condemned the action of the NPP thugs and called on the Police to stop them else the NDC will defend themselves.

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