Ningo Prampram Primary: Tema Regional Police Commander fumes at military

The Tema Regional Police Commander DCOP Beatrice Sanziri has lashed out at the military accusing them of intimidating voters at the Ningo-Prampram constituency.

DCOP Sanziri said the military showed gross disrespect to her when they arrived uninvited at the Awhiam polling station.

She explained that the military are only invited to a polling centre or a constituency when the police are overwhelmed by security situation.

According to her, the security situation was completely under control and did not know who invited the military men to come to the polling station.

Joy News’ Kwetey Nartey had early on reported that voters were hooting at the NDC regional chairman Ade Coker who had come to the polling stations with some military men.

Ade said the Military personnel were there to further maintain law and order in a constituency which has seen so much violence during the botched parliamentary primaries held yesterday.

Voting had to be rescheduled for today to allow for the party to resolve some of the thorny issues that had arisen during yesterday’s primaries.

The constituency was relatively calm, Sunday, but for the arrival of the military and Ade Coker later in the day.

DCOP Sanziri who expressed shock at the arrival of the military men said as Regional Commander she was in charge of security and did not require the services of the military men.

Meanwhile calm has returned, voting has ended and results have started trickling in.

At Awhiam polling station Sam George polled 1146, ET Mensah polled a paltry 12. At the Lekporwunor polling station, Sam George polled 540 votes with ET Mensah trailing with 40 votes.

At the Methodist Primary Polling Station ET polled 273 with Sam George polling 124. At the Prampram West Polling Station, ET polled 221, Sam George 133.

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