Names of some security personnel not found in register during special voting

Nine eligible voters including Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO) Apraku Larbi, Brong-Ahafo Regional Commander of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) were disenfranchised in the special voting which started earnestly in the Sunyani East Constituency on Tuesday morning.

Election officials at the Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Headquarters could not trace the names and particulars of the disenfranchised voters on the biometric voters register.

The other disenfranchised voters comprised personnel from the Ghana Police Service, Ghana Immigration Service and the Third Battalion of Infantry (3BN).

They were, however, disappointed after they had joined a long queue only to realise that their names were not on the register.

One of them, a military officer, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on condition of anonymity that though he did not check his particulars during the exhibition exercise, he used the text code to ascertain his eligibility.

Meanwhile when the GNA visited the polling station, only the National Democratic Congress (NDC), New Patriotic Party (NPP), Progressive People’s Party and Convention People’s Party (CPP) had their polling agents present.

A total of 1,132 eligible voters are expected to cast their ballots. GNA

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