Ballot box arrives at Cape Coast North without seals of opposition parties


At the Science quadrangle polling station, University of Cape Coast (UCC), Graphic Online’s Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson reports that a ballot box meant to be used for the Presidential and Parliamentary elections arrived without the seals of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Convention People’s Party (CPP), People’s National Convention (PNC), National Democratic Party (NDP) and Progressive People’s Party (PPP).

It, however, had five seals from the Electoral Commission (EC) and three seals from the NDC.

This led the NPP and PPP polling agents stationed at the polling station to file a complaint.

The NPP agent, Imoro Ibrahim told the Daily Graphic that he had informed the party coordinators and they will take up the matter with the EC.

Daniel Sakyi, the PPP agent also said he would inform his party leadership about the situation.

The presiding officer Mr Charles Donkor confirmed the incident but explained that he did not know whether the affected political parties failed to put their seals on the ballot paper.

At the Science quadrangle polling station, University of Cape Coast (UCC)

According to him, the onus was on the political parties to visit the EC and attach their seals.

Voting is however proceeding peacefully with no other major incident.

As at 7am, most of the polling stations visited by the Daily Graphic were up and running with long queues.

The longest queue was at the Amamoma Methodist Church polling station one of the areas just outside UCC campus.