Scores of National Democratic Congress youth in Adaklu Waya in the Volta Region have thronged the area’s Police station in a bid to halt efforts by the Electoral Commission (EC) to move voting materials and ballot boxes containing ballots cast during the special voting exercise.
The youth fear it is an attempt to rig the elections.
The police on duty told Citi News the decision to relocate the voting materials was for the safety of the materials.
According to the officials, the station which has a staff strength of three may not be able to protect the ballots in case of any attack, especially from the Western Togoland movement.
But a spokesperson for the NDC youth, Charles Agbesi said the youth will not allow the ballot materials to be relocated.
“We are able to protect these materials better here than if they were moved to Ho. That is the reason we are here, and we will not allow that,” he insisted.
Mr. Agbesi further said the youth will resist any attempts by even police to move the ballots.
“The ballot papers will have to be kept here until they are counted. These are Adaklu ballots, so they should be counted in Adaklu.”
Reacting to the incident on Citi News, the Volta Regional Secretary of the NDC, James Gunu, backed the actions of the residents.
“We are going to sleep here until Monday. We are going to assist the police,” he said.