Ivory coast rebels threaten Ghana's elections at Bole

Ivory coast rebels threaten Ghana's elections at Bole

Close to 2000 Ghanaian voters resident in the Bole district of the Northern region are feared get disenfranchised ahead of the December 7 elections.

Ivory coast rebels

This shocking development follows reports by Kasapa FM claiming that some Ivorian rebels have taken over two Ghanaian mining communities of Kui and Dollar.

Checks show that both border communities have been a safe haven for Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo’s backed rebel gang- Young Patriot, after he was forced out of office in the 2011 elections.

Son of the chief of the affected area of Kui, Abubakari Saddik, reveals that the recent outburst of violence in the area has forced the electoral commission to discontinue creating polling stations in the area "after a convoy of the District Security Council was ambushed by the rebels killing a military officer and injuring many others including a fire officer."

“We are over 2,000 people around here about 85-90% they are not voting because ID cards; some have, but they will not be voting because they can’t travel all the way to Accra, Nandom, Walewale and Ho just to vote. If they was polling station here all of them will register here and will vote here,” he revealed.

Meanwhile Ghana's security agencies are yet to respond to these troubling revelations.

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