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EC condemns violence at voters registration centres

The Electoral Commission has condemned the acts of violence that have been recorded across the country in the form of physical and verbal attacks on its officials.

The violence, the Commission noted is perpetrated by political party supporters and sympathizers.

One of such incidents occurred today at the Step to Christ Voters Registration Centre in the Awutu Senya East constituency in the Central Region where unidentified gunmen attacked officials at the Centre and disrupted the process by firing gunshots.

“The Commission condemns such acts during a civil exercise like the Registration of Voters and calls on security agencies to investigate the issue as a matter of urgency to bring the perpetrators to book.

“These acts constitute a breach of the Vigilante and Related Offences Act, 2019 Act 999. The Act seeks to disband violent activities of Political Parties and makes political vigilantism an offence punishable by a prison term,” a statement issued by the EC said.

The Commission reminds the public, particularly political party agents that any person who wishes to challenge the Applicant on the basis of ineligibility must fill a challenge form, which will then be presented to the District Review Committee for a ruling on the matter.

Political party agents are therefore cautioned against the use of violence to challenge a person’s eligibility.

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