The Eastern Region branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has requested that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) enhance security at the district office of the Electoral Commission (EC) in Upper West Akyem.
They have accused the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Constituency Chairman, Nana Adei Obuobi, of causing disruptions and intimidating EC officials by leading a group of individuals to fire gunshots.
According to the NDC, the individuals disrupting the registration process are allegedly members of the Okyenhene taskforce.
In a press release issued by the Eastern Region Secretary, Jamal Konneh, the NDC demanded increased security at Adeiso to prevent any unforeseen incidents and called on Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin, to intervene and restrain his associates.
“Per our intel, the thugs he brought to disrupt the registration process are members of the Okyenhene taskforce,” the NDC alleged in a press release issued by Eastern Region Secretary Jamal Konneh on Sunday, October 1.
“We call on the IGP and the Regional Commander to beef up security at Adeiso to help avert any unforeseen circumstances,” the press release demanded.
“We are also calling on Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin, to call his men to order.”
The NDC emphasized that while they believe in democratic processes, they will not be intimidated by the NPP or its affiliates in the region, warning against employing violence as a strategy in the 2024 elections.
The limited voter registration exercise was scheduled to end on Monday, October 2.