Hundreds of aggrieved supporters of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Hemang Lower Denkyira Constituency are up in arms over what they call fraudulent polling station elections.
According to the protestors, they picked forms to contest the elections only for acclamations to be done at dawn without their knowledge.
They have accused the MP for the area, Bright Wereko Brobbey and the Constituency Chairman of the party for masterminding the illegality.
Angered by the move, the party supporters have besieged the party’s Regional Office to have all the acclamations that were done, nullified in order for fresh elections to be held.
At the party’s office, the supporters forced their way into the locked building to drum home their concerns.
“We woke up this morning to the news that the election has already been held, but we are all here and we have not seen that happen, so that is the root of our anger. We don’t understand why we as supporters haven’t voted, however, our constituency executive claim we have voted,” a protestor told JoyNews.
They insisted that they will seek legal redress.
The agitation in the Hemang Lower Denkyira Constituency is the latest in the string of internal wranglings within the governing party.
Conflicts have rocked some electoral areas as NPP began reorganising processes ahead of the 2024 general elections.
The election of polling station executives comes off soon, but some party members have accused their executives of hoarding the forms because they don’t have access to the documents.
In February, a similar incident occurred in Kwadaso in the Ashanti Region, where some NPP members locked up the Constituency Chairman.
Similar agitations transpired in the Akuapem South Municipality of the Eastern Region and Ningo-Prampram in the Greater Accra Region.
Manhyia North and Ho Central constituencies have registered some chaos as well.
This month alone, some NPP members in the Fomena Constituency staged a protest by painting the party’s office in the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) colours.
Also, some irate youth in the Yendi Constituency vandalised the Party’s office on Sunday over similar concerns.
Currently, some party members in New Juaben North and Sunyani East have petitioned the court to place an injunction on their respective polling station elections.
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