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NDC calls for extension of voting period at Afram Plains North

The Eastern Regional branch of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on the Electoral Commission to extend the voting period in the Afram Plains North Constituency.

The party says it is unhappy as a lot of voters in the constituency would be disenfranchised because of late start of voting in most areas in the Region.

A statement signed by the Eastern Regional Secretary, Mark-Oliver Kevor, said the anomalies in the voting process as happened in the constituency has prevented many from exercising their voting right.

“Although polls opened at 7:00 a.m across the nation, some polling stations in Afram Plains North started voting as late as 2:05pm.  These polling stations are Gallelia, Zion, Fripon, Akwetekope, Ada nteti, Kadekope, Batorkope and Baby.

“Electoral materials were sent to three polling stations namely: Papavikope, Fitikope, and CK Kope after 2:30 p.m. As at now [4:00pm], Abutsure Polling Station has not received Electoral materials for voting to commence,” the statement said.

The statement added, “We are therefore calling on the Electoral Commission to as a matter of importance, extend election in Afram Plains North Constituency to Thursday, December 8, 2016 for all these affected constituents to get the chance to exercise their constitutional right.”

Read the statement below;

 

PRESS RELEASE

NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS

EASTERN REGIONAL SECRETARIAT

EXTENSION OF ELECTION IN AFRAM PLAINS NORTH CONSTITUENCY

We wish to bring to the attention of the  Electoral Commission of Ghana and the general public, our dissatisfaction with happenings in Afram Plains North Constituency.

A lot of Constituents have been disenfranchised because of some anomalies that have happened in the constituency.

Although polls opened at 7:00 am across the nation, some polling stations in Afram Plains North started voting as late as 2:05pm.
These polling stations are Gallelia, Zion, Fripon, Akwetekope, Ada Nteti, Kadekope, Batorkope and Baby.

Again, electoral materials were sent to three polling stations namely: Papavikope, Fitikope and CK Kope after 2:30pm.

As at now [4:00pm], Abutsure Polling Station has not received Electoral materials for voting to commence.

It has become necessary to issue this Press release because of the number of qualified Constituents who will obviously be disenfranchised as a result of these Electoral anomalies. People have not been able to cast their vote for no fault of theirs.

We are therefore calling on the Electoral Commission to as a matter of importance, extend election in Afram Plains North Constituency to Thursday 8th December 2016 for all these affected constituents to get the chance to exercise their constitutional right.

The Commission has been very corporative thus far and we believe same will be done in this instance.
We are pleading with our numerous party supporters there to remain calm as we work together with the Electoral Commission to resolve these anomalies.
SIGNED;
KEVOR, Mark-Oliver
Eastern Regional Secretary, NDC

Source: myjoyonline

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