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Police restore calm at Asokore Mampong after NDC, NPP clash

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Calm has been restored at the Asokore Mampong Municipal Office of the Electoral Commission after a bloody clash between supporters of the two main parties on Friday.

The limited voter registration exercise was halted temporarily after an altercation ensued between members of both parties.

The exercise, which was supposed to have started at 7 a.m. today, Saturday, 29 June started at 10:30 a.m. due to the security measures that were being put in place.

A barricade was mounted with the main entrance of the Commission’s office. Calm was returned to the registration centre due to the presence of heavy security men from both the police and military service.

Both supporters of the NDC and the NPP were cautioned by the security forces at the venue Saturday morning  to stay away from inner parameters where the exercise was ongoing.

Meanwhile former President Jerry John Rawlings has called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to take a critical look at the concerns raised by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on the ongoing limited voter registration exercise.

Mr. Rawlings called on the EC to scrutinized the various complaints to preserve the integrity of the electoral process.

“As I stated in my comments during the meeting with the Chairperson and members of the Commission on Tuesday, the sanctity of the electoral process has to be protected. It is therefore imperative that concerns over the inability of eligible voters to register due to challenges of distance, failure of equipment and inadequate facilities are well investigated.

“The concerns came up during my meeting with the Commission and I respectfully urge them to relook the matter in the spirit of fairness and equity,” he said.

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