The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana, in a press release, has stated that the Media wants to tarnish its image following a violent incident reported in its District Office at Agona West of the Central Region during the voter registration exercise.
In the statement, the Commission claimed that after conducting a thorough investigation, the reported fight broke out between two gentlemen outside the Agona West District office of the EC on Sunday, 17th September 2023, and after office hours when its team (EC) had closed.
According to the EC, an eyewitness who observed the fight indicated that it occurred between the hours of 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. after the end of the registration exercise.
With these investigations, the Commission has stated that it is not responsible for the violent happenings as reported.
The official body in Ghana responsible for all public elections assured the public that officers in charge of the registration exercise have been well trained and carried out duties professionally.
Accordingly, the public should ignore false news circulating as its officers will not act in a way to cause confusion or violence.
It, therefore, urged the nation’s accredited media space, Daily Graphic, and Daily Guide to retract the erroneous story.
Check the Statement Below: