N/R: Gunmen stop vote transfer

A section of the crowd at the scene

Some unknown gunmen wielding powerful rifles have opened gunshots at a crowd at an Electoral Commission office in Tamale, the Northern regional capital.

The crowd were at the metropolitan office of the Commission to engage in the votes transfer exercise when the incident happened.

What triggered the gunshots has not been established, but Starr News has gathered that the two main political parties attempted to stop some students from the University for Development Studies (UDS) from engaging in the exercise.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Tamale South constituency organiser, Mr. Shariff, is claiming two persons have sustained injuries in the melee, but there is no official confirmation of casualties.

The vote transfer exercise has since been suspended indefinitely following the clashes and armed personnel are keeping guard at the commission’s office.

Source: Ghana/starrfmonline.com/103.5FM/Eliasu Tanko

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