June 13, 2024
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Jean Mensa messes-up District-Level election in the Eastern region – NDC

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Eastern Region has said Electoral Commission boss, Jean Mensa has messed up the District Assembly elections in the region.

“Although this election is not partisan, we are stakeholders in elections, and whatever bad decision the EC takes may have a trickle-down effect on the 2024 elections.

“According to our intel, only 16 districts out of the 33 districts in the Eastern Region may have their elections today. This means that 17 districts or more are not going to have their elections today,” the Eastern regional secretary of the NDC, Jamal Konneh stated in press release.

Background

The District Level elections in New Juaben South Municipality in Eastern Regional Capital Koforidua has been called off over unprecedented challenges.

Electoral officials and Security personnel who were at the polling stations parked out and left the polling stations at 9:40am after receiving official communication.

The late arrival of voting materials left many voters who have turned out to vote frustrated in various polling stations in New Juaben South and parts of Eastern Region.

Voting dot the district level election was supposed to begin at 7:00am but as at 9:40am the materials have not arrived for voting to start despite EC official being ready.

Many voters who turned out early to cast their votes before leaving to work are angry the process has not commenced.

Some have left the voting centers saying they will not return.

Attached is the full statement by the NDC Eastern region

Press-Release-on-the-EC-Mess Download

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