The voter registration procedure was suspended, at the very least, for one particular hour at Denkyira Dominase in the Central Region on Sunday thanks to violence about the eligibility of some candidates.
Registration officials at Methodist Major West 1 Centre in the Higher Denkyira West packed out but returned soon after the District Electoral Officer intervened.
“There was a misunderstanding and my people just stopped on the way due to the fact of the safety facet and their security,” Kwamina Arthur Mensah, District Electoral Officer reported.
It all started out when MP for the place, Samuel Nsowah-Djan and some NPP supporters tried to physically reduce some people today in the queue from registering.
NDC brokers vehemently protested, resulting in keep-up of proceedings, as registration assistants fled the centre.
District Electoral Officer, Kwamina Arthur Mensah, explained to journalists he
had to convene an unexpected emergency meeting of the parties to resolve the make any difference.
“I calmed the stress as you on your own are informed. I talked to the the two political parties I keep a assembly with them and I maintain a meeting with my team and they are about to begin functioning.”
Mr Mensah is disappointed men and women have resorted to actual physical restraint as a substitute of applying the obstacle approach to tackle their concerns.
“DRRC (District Registration Evaluation Committee) is also accomplishing perfectly and I informed them that is the way Electoral Commission takes advantage of so they should really use the obstacle variety somewhat than actual physical manhandling,” he spelled out.
Even with these types of claimed skirmishes in the district, Mr Mensah explained the approach has been effective, as 32,000 individuals have registered, with 200 other folks challenged.
“For the Upper Denkyira West and like any other registration, there are some intermittent misunderstanding but it is not anything at all much to chat about but as at now, I have registered 32,000 and about, aside from, we have additional than 100 troubles getting to 200 problem scenarios.
“DRRC has sat on 66 conditions and the final result of it is that we returned 37 their playing cards. So significantly, 26 persons, had their playing cards ended up issued. Most of the persons who challenged them fairly withdrew. ”
The NDC, on the other hand, maintain a opposite perspective, insisting several people today are becoming prevented from registering.
A former DCE, Ambrose Amoah-Ashia catalogues some violent incidents which are nevertheless to receive awareness.
“These are overly widespread. In Mensakrom, in Bremang, Brofoyeduru, in Dominase we have all these ‘macho’ males protecting against Ewes from registering and you have the law enforcement been indifferent.
“I see it as an endeavor orchestrated endeavor to disenfranchise these Ewe communities in Upper Denkyira West so it is not child’s enjoy.”