Police shut down EC office in N/R amidst gunshots

Police shut down EC office in N/R amidst gunshots

All offices of the electoral commission (EC) in the Tamale South sub-metropolis have been closed by the police following bouts of gunshots during Thursday's vote-transfer exercise.

Disturbing reports show that these gun-wielding men drove away hundreds of people including some students of the University of Development Studies (UDS) who went to the offices of the EC to have their votes transferred as the attackers issued threats to kill them if they went ahead to vote on December 7.

Northern regional police spokesperson, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, explained that “the gunshots were fired into the air to apparently scare away the people who had converged to have their votes transferred”.

So far,  no suspect has been arrested by the police but investigations are ongoing and the police, widening their search to have the culprits arrested.

The EC's vote transfer exercise has been welcomed with violence across several centers in the country -  a development which raises concern over the peace and security in Ghana ahead of the December elections.

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