Philip Addison is special voting polling agent

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 Source: Class FM

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Klottey Korle was spotted on Thursday, December 1 busily ensuring that nothing escapes his attention as he executed his role as a polling agent.

Mr Addison aims to win the seat from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and faces a battle against Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, who is bidding to take over from incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) Nii Armah Ashitey.

Also part of the race is Nii Noi Nortey, who is contesting the seat as an independent candidate after defecting from the NPP when Mr Addison won a re-run of the party’s primary.

The special voting is being held at the Osu Police Station in the constituency.

The exercise is organised by the Electoral Commission (EC) for journalists, security personnel, and officers of the election management body who will be busy supervising the general elections on 7 December.

Meanwhile, the exercise has been marked by confusion over missing names on the list of special voters.

At the Nima Police Station in the Ayawaso East constituency of the Greater Accra Region, the exercise has been suspended.

Reports from the station said most of the police officers who had gone to vote could not trace their names on the special voters’ list.

In the Ashanti Region too, some military and police personnel complained that they were being prevented from casting their vote because they cannot trace their names on the register.

The Director of Communications of the Electoral Commission, Mr Kofi Dzakpasu, told Prince Minkah on Class91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast Show that the inability of the security officers to vote could be attributed to the inability of their High Commands to submit their names.

Mr Dzakpasu also said some personnel may have relocated to different places but may not have transferred their vote as required by law and so cannot vote in their current places of residence.

He added that personnel who may also have made errors in submitting their voter ID numbers may not be able to vote.

Ghanaians are electing a new president and new parliament for a fresh four-year term. Seven candidates are contesting in the presidential race.

Source: Class FM
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