Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Offinso Police denies disruption of polls at Offinso

The Offinso Police Command, on Tuesday denied media reports that violent clashes between supporters of the two major political parties brought voting to a temporal halt at the Old District Assembly polling station in the Offinso South constituency.
 According to the Command, an alleged destruction of election materials at the polling station during the special voting on Tuesday was also not true.
 Speaking to the Ghana News Agency, Chief Superintendent Mathew Appiagyei, Offinso Divisional Commander said the alleged incident took place between supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) outside the polling station. It did not in any way disrupt the voting process, he stressed.
 Mr Appiagyei, who did not immediately give details of the alleged disturbances, said investigations into the matter were ongoing.
 He said a misunderstanding also at Akomadan in the Offinso North constituency was resolved peacefully and explained that the issue bothered on a challenge from the NPP polling agents that the NDC had not presented its lists of polling agents for the December 28 presidential run-off.
 To this end, the NPP agents attempted to prevent the NDC agents to be part of the special voting exercise and the police had to intervene to settle the dispute.
 Mr Appiagyei said the special voting exercise had so far been peaceful in the two constituencies.

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