The Electoral Commission (EC) has caused the arrest of a polling agent of one of the political parties for stealing 8 Form IA forms from its District Office at the Sagnarigu Municipality in the Northern Region.
The agent, Alhassan Abdullai Mohamed, said to be a member of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been apprehended by the police and will be dealt with in accordance with the law.
The Commission has also dismissed three temporary officials who were manning the registration kits at the District Office in the Municipality.
The EC, in a statement signed by its Acting Director of Public Affairs, Mrs Sylvia Annoh, warned it will not shield any staff, permanent or temporary who engages in misconduct during the voters’ registration exercise.
The EC urged the public to report acts of misconduct that tend to violate the protocols and guidelines governing the registration exercise.
Read the full text of the release below:
DISMISSAL OF THREE (3) TEMPORARY ELECTORAL OFFICIALS OF THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION
On Saturday 4th July, 2020, the Electoral Commission was formally notified of the theft of eight (8) Form IA forms from its District Office at the Sagnarigu Municipality in the Northern Region.
The forms were stolen by a Polling Agent of one of the Political Parties.
The said Agent by name Alhassan Abdullai Mohammed has been apprehended by the Police and will be dealt with in accordance with the law.
The Commission has however taken steps to dismiss the three (3) Temporary Officials who were manning the registration kits at the District Office in the Sagnarigu Municipality.
This comes to assure the General Public that the Electoral Commission will not shield any staff; permanent or temporary, who engages in misconduct during the
We urge the General Public to draw the Electoral Commission’s attention to acts of misconduct that tend to violate the protocols and guidelines put in place to govern the Voters Registration Exercise.
SYLVIA ANNOH (MRS.)
AG. DIRECTOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS