The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has set the record straight on an altercation between two members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the Agona West District in the Central Region on September 17.
According to the Commission, the fight broke out between the two gentlemen outside the District Office around 9 p.m. when the EC officials had closed.
“An eyewitness who observed the fight indicated that it occurred between the hours of 9 pm and 9:30pm, four (4) hours after the end of the registration exercise,” a statement it released said.
This is in response to media reports to the effect that the NPP Organiser, Sam Toys, inflicted cutlass wounds on a member of the NDC during the limited voters’ registration exercise.
The reports had cited NDC’s Deputy Organizer in the constituency, Samuel Ametepey as the peddler of the information but in a statement, the EC said the attempt by Amputepey is calculated to “tarnish its image and credibility”.
It furthered, “Our officers nationwide have been well trained and are carrying out their duties as professionals. They will not act in a way as to cause confusion/violence.”