The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has raised an alarm over some pre-signed pink sheets at some polling stations in the Kumawu constituency, where a by-election is taking place today.
The party’s executive, Nurudeen Hamidan, cautioned all NDC agents not to append their signatures to any pink sheet until the voting process is over.
He told Citi News‘ Hafiz Tijani that the party had discovered some pink sheets that had already been signed by some officials, even though the voting was still ongoing.
He urged the Electoral Commission to ensure that such pink sheets are not used in the election, and said that the party had replaced some of its agents at some polling stations as a result.
He also vowed that the NDC would not allow the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to rig the election in their favour.
The by-election in the Kumawu constituency was necessitated by the death of Philip Basoah, the NPP MP, in March this year.
The constituency, which is located in the Sekyere Afram Plains District of the Ashanti Region, has been a stronghold of the NPP since 1996.
The candidates contesting for the seat are: Akwasi Amankwaa, popularly known as ‘Tom Cee’, of NDC, Ernest Yaw Anim of NPP, and two independent candidates with the same name, Kwaku Duah.
The EC has assured that it has provided all the necessary materials for a smooth and peaceful election.