The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Okaikwei North, Boye Laryea, has revealed plans to conduct an emergency Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) meeting today in response to the reported attack by masked individuals at the Electoral Commission (EC) district office.
This development follows reports of an assault by masked individuals on Ghanaians waiting to register for their Voter ID Cards at the Okaikwei North District office of the EC in Achimota on Sunday morning.
Mr. Laryea, in an interview with the media, stated that precautionary measures are being implemented to ensure a smooth and incident-free voter registration process.
“If you go there now, you will realise that we have provided some barricades. And what necessitated these arrangements was the fact that according to the NPP initially, the NDC guys came and erected a canopy and provided seats so they don’t allow any other person if they don’t know you.
“So they were bringing in their people and were not allowing the NPP people to occupy the seats. So that is what brought the confusion. And so what I did was to report to the EC madam to provide canopies and seats for the people so they can move the NDC canopies and chairs…these barricades are also helping to make sure that people don’t cross when it is not their turn.”
“We should also know that the place is a security area because we have the court, we have both magistrate court and district court. And so we are putting all these measures in place to ensure that it doesn’t disrupt the courts’ activities.
“This afternoon we are having a meeting to analyse the whole situation to see what we can put in place to make sure that what happened will never reoccur,” he stated.