Kumawu by-election: EC official accused of misleading ‘visually impaired’ woman to vote against her choice

An Electoral Commission(EC) official has been accused by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of compelling a 70-year-old visually impaired woman to vote against her choice in the ongoing by-election at Kumawu in the Ashanti Region.

According to Peace fm report, the ‘visually impaired’ lady alleged that she has been forced to vote against the candidate of her choice when she asked the electoral officer to guide her to cast her vote.

The reports have it that she asked the officer to help her vote for the candidate with an ‘Umbrella’ symbol on the ballot paper, stressing the candidate is number 1 on the paper.

However, the confusion is that the candidate who is number 1 on the ballot paper is a New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate whose symbol is an ‘Elephant’ while the candidate with ‘Umbrella’ symbol is contesting on the ticket of the NDC.

She reported to NDC polling agents that the Electoral Officer supposedly tricked her to vote against the NDC candidate.


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