No essential documents from the just concluded limited voters’ registration were contained in the EC gadgets stolen by the robbers
The Electoral Commission’s (EC) office in Savelugu in the Northern Region, have been ransacked just a day after the limited voters’ registration ended. This was revealed by the District Officer, John Mensah. Mr John Mensah confirmed that the robbers made away with some computers and other gadgets.
The robbery occurred at a time when no one was at the EC office. According to the District officer it was when they came to work the next day that they realized their office had been broken into. To be specific, the robbers made away with “two system units, two monitors, two keyboards and a technician’s laptop”.
However, no essential documents from the just concluded limited voters’ registration were contained in the EC gadgets stolen by the robbers. That would not still change the pressing questions on everyone’s mind which is; what the robbers’ motive could be.
Since the limited voters exercise began, there have been some pockets of violence that have occurred in some areas. According to reports, he Parliamentary Candidate for Juaboso in the Western Region, Martha Manu, and two others, were allegedly attacked by some four men while monitoring the registration exercise at a polling station in the region.
Meanwhile, some political party representatives and their agents have called for an extension of the just ended limited voter registration exercise, arguing that lots of people were disenfranchised due to the limited number of centres.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC), on the other hand, is kicking against the extension. According to NDC activist, Kofi Adams, people who were not captured could still exploit the continuous registration exercise. The NDC is thereby saying that those whom wish to be captured on the nation’s electoral roll could visit the district office of the Electoral Commission to do so later