It’s is an awful scene as the office of the Electoral Commission (EC) in the Fomena Constituency in the early hours of Tuesday was engulfed by fire.
Investigations are on the way to find what caused the incident, however, reports indicate that the burning of the office transpired exactly at the time some youth in the area were very agitated.
The irritated youth had attempted to falsely infiltrate the Coalition Centre because they had come across information that the EC was about to declare the results.
According to reports, the Security officers stationed at the center came to the rescue. JoyNews reporter Nana Yaw Gyimah reports that the EC office which is about 200 metres away from the coalition center was later engulfed by fire.
However, the incident has been mitigated as the fire service has prevailed in extinguishing the flame.
Fomena Constituency came under the political radar after the incumbent Member of Parliament Andrews Asiamah who proudly represented the NPP chose to contest as an independent candidate.
Mr. Asiamah to branch out of the NPP after he lost the party’s parliamentary primaries to Philip Ofori Asante. The legislator rejected attempts by the party to get him to rescind his decision, a posture President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was unhappy about.
Meanwhile, certified results say Mr. Asiamah has won the contest. Philip Ofori Asante of the NPP is said to have polled 10,798. Christina Ama of the NDC polled 2,608. Appiagyei Eric had 158 votes while Andrews Asiamah garnered 12,805.