E/R: NPP Youth Organizer slashed with machete in polling station election

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The New Abirim constituency Youth Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has sustained cutlass wounds after violence broke out during the recent polling station election.

Frank Ayim was allegedly attacked by one Alfred believed to be close to the MP for the area after the fight broke out at Dodoworaso polling station Tuesday.

The victim has been admitted at the Abirim Hospital.

The Police have been silent on their investigations into the matter.

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The polling station election of the NPP has been marred by pockets of confusion and violence in the Eastern Region.

Some aggrieved candidates and members of the NPP in the New Juaben South constituency have accused their MP Michael Okyere Baafi of using the armed military, national security officials, and police to intimidate and manipulate the polling station election.

Some unknown persons are also reportedly bused and moved around to vote in Polling stations that they do not have original votes.

On Tuesday for instance, same tactics was allegedly used to manipulate the election at Koforidua Polytechnic polling station election.

The election which was supposed to come off around 8:00am was delayed after some candidates resisted attempts to force strange voters bused in two sprinter vehicles to vote.

However to the surprise of the aggrieved candidates, personnel of the national security, police and military stormed the polling station center at about 7:30pm to supervise the process at the blind side of some of the candidates and delegates who had left to their homes.

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/Kojo Ansah

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