Violence at Voter Registration in Ahafo Ano South East Constituency

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Violence Erupts During Voter Registration in Ahafo Ano South East Constituency

A tense situation unfolded in Adugyama, within the Ahafo Ano South East Constituency of the Ashanti Region, as clashes between members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) led to injuries to three individuals during the ongoing Voter Registration Exercise on Saturday. The injured received treatment at the Mankranso Government Hospital before being discharged. The confrontation escalated when NDC party agents obstructed the registration efforts of the NPP’s Parliamentary Candidate at the center.

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Mr. Frederick Acheampong, the NPP Parliamentary candidate in Ahafo Ano South East, alleged that individuals from Kumasi, including children and eligible relatives, were unfairly denied registration by NDC agents present. Despite attempts to resolve the dispute with NDC representatives and Electoral Commission Officers, access to the registration center remained restricted for those brought by Mr. Acheampong. Subsequently, a group of armed men, wielding sticks, machetes, and other weapons, descended on the area, causing property damage and physical harm in the presence of law enforcement officers.

Mr. Acheampong, in an interview with Citi FM, refuted allegations linking him to the violence, urging police to bolster security at the center to prevent future altercations. Similarly, Yakubu Mohammad, the NDC’s Parliamentary Candidate for Ahafo Ano South East Constituency, denied involvement in the violence, emphasizing his party’s resolve not to be intimidated. He criticized the police response to the armed intrusion, calling for heightened security measures to prevent further incidents.

Source : Graphic Online

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