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Violence at EC office: Kasoa has been flagged as a red zone area – George Ayisi

The Communications Director of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), George Ayisi, has announced that the Electoral Commission (EC) and National Security have flagged Kasoa as a red zone area due to the surge in chaotic scenes there.

Ayisi expressed concern over the recent chaos that erupted during the EC voter transfer procedure, emphasizing that there was no justification for the situation to escalate to the point of gunfire.

In an interview with GhanaWeb, he stated that, “It’s sad. When we are transferring votes, it should not be chaotic because I am living in Accra and I have been transferred to Kasoa. I need to move my votes there if I cannot travel back to Accra to vote on the day of the election. Unfortunately, most of us seem to misunderstand the process. This is as simple as that, but there seems to be some misunderstanding.”

Addressing a question about actions taken during a similar incident involving the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Hawa Koomson, in 2020, he said that;

“Hawa Koomson was invited by the police and she admitted she fired the gunshot. They were saying she wasn’t the one and that it was her bodyguard, but Hawa admitted she indeed did fire the gun, and that was it.”

Despite George Ayisi’s optimism that there won’t be chaotic scenes at Kasoa during the pending elections, he acknowledged that the persistent violence in the area has forced the National Security and the EC to designate the region as a red zone.

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“Kasoa is a red zone already. The EC and the security and National Security have flagged Kasoa as a red zone, and so let’s see how we can make it a normal zone. And maybe, because we have a lot of settlers in that enclave, that’s also part of the challenges, and the police have created a whole region for that place in terms of security management,” he added.

 

Source: Ghanaweb

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