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Politics of Sunday, 14 September 2014


Three arrested in E/R for snatching ballot boxes

Three persons have been arrested by the Akwatia Divisional Police in the Eastern Region for snatching ballot boxes during the National Democratic Congress (NDC) constituency and polling station elections.

Despite the successful completion of the electoral process on Saturday, the police had to be alert to avert any violence due to the tension among various factions in the constituency.

According to Citi FM’s Eastern Regional correspondent, Kwame Appiah Kubi, “the party’s constituency executives election in Akwatia on Saturday was characterized by tension, misunderstanding, indiscipline under the watch of their Member of Parliament, Baba Jamal Ahmed, who doubles as the Deputy Minister of Local Government.”

Appiah Kubi described the elections “as a rage between Baba Jamal and some disgruntled executives and their allies who had all become anti-Baba Jamal after he failed to give them recognition since he became their Member of Parliament.”

He said even though Baba Jamal’s “supposed candidates won three of the executive positions, a member of the party fought his way through the electoral offices and the Police and took out some printed ballot papers… and tore them in pieces.”

He said he attempted to abscond after the incident but was arrested by the Police.