Police in Takoradi in the Western Region have arrested a delegate who took a photo of his ballot after thumb printing at the Azaria polling station in the Effia constituency.
The delegate, Eric Agyapong Aboagye was arrested and immediately sent to the Takoradi Central Police Station.
Member of Parliament for Effia Constituency, Joseph Cudjoe who had come to the station to bail the delegate described the arrest as “unnecessary aggression.”
“So far as the processes are concerned, everything is in order. The EC has done well so far except elements of aggressiveness which shouldn’t characterize an internal election like this. NPP doesn’t have that face. The election has even be devolved to the electoral area level. It is not even concentrated so if a large number of [olice officers to just arrest someone who voted and took a picture of his own ballot and didn’t show it to anybody, and put him at the back of the counter, then I am afraid; this is an aggression that has been planed.”
The MP who is the Deputy Energy Minister and contesting the Effia seat for the third term told Citi News’ that the aggression going on with the heavy Police presence is all geared at kicking him out of the seat for his competitor, Dr. Adwoa Kwagyiriba who was initially disqualified.