The suspect (right) being taken to police custody
A teacher believed to be an agent for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the ongoing voter registration exercise in the Sagnarigu Municipality of the Northern Region has been arrested by the police in Tamale.
Alhassan Abdullai Mohammed, 44, according to the Northern Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent Otuo Acheampong, was in possession of eight voter registration forms 1A, a property of the Electoral Commission, which he dishonestly appropriated without the consent of the registration officer.
Superintendent Acheampong indicated that the suspect has been cautioned and detained, as well as assisting with investigations.
The Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP, Mohammed Baantima Adam Samba, told DAILY GUIDE that it was during his tour of some of the registration centres in the region that they discovered the alleged NDC party agent filling the forms and in possession of other forms at the registration centre in the Sagnarigu Municipality.
The NPP chairman claimed that the suspect is an accredited NDC agent who was at the registration centre to monitor the registration for the party.
“He had forms filled with the guarantors’ forms attached which he didn’t have the right to do that apart from EC officials and he pleaded with us not to reveal his identity,” he alleged.
Mr. Samba urged party executives, polling stations officers and coordinators to be vigilant at the various registration centres and accused the NDC of scheming to register foreigners in the ongoing voter registration exercise.
“What we have seen here today is a sign that the NDC will be planning same at other regions and it’s only through vigilant and monitoring that can stop them so we must not allow the NDC again to cheat the system,” he said.
FROM Eric Kombat, Sagnarigu