The Electoral Commission (EC) has explained how a voter who attempted to slip a “foreign material” into the Parliamentary ballot box at a polling station in the Asawase constituency in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region was arrested during Monday’s voting process.
It happened at the Baba Lati A New Zongo polling station in the Asawase constituency and the suspect, named as Sharif Abubakar has since been arrested.
The Ashanti Regional Director of the EC, Mr Benjamin Bannor Bio at a press conference Monday evening said the culprit was arrested through the vigilance of the people at the polling station.
The EC found five ballot papers on him, which he attempted to slip into the Parliamentary ballot box.
The EC later identified all five ballot papers as fake, which did not have unique serial numbers, a seal and the appropriate validation stamp at the back.
Mr Bio said the EC suspects that the culprit and his cohorts wanted to slip it into the box in an attempt to discredit the EC processes.
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