There was pandemonium at the Bolgatanga Police Headquarters in the Upper East Region on Friday when supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) massed up at the facility to protect election materials.
The election materials to be used for the December 7, 2020, presidential and parliamentary elections arrived at the police headquarters on Friday, November 20, 2020.
Shortly after the materials arrived, NDC agents – who happened to be present at the time – insisted that the police should lock the room where the materials are being kept with a padlock.
The policemen on duty, according to GhanaWeb’s sources, explained that there was no padlock to lock the door but assured them that the materials will be safe.
However, the NDC supporters insisted that it would be wrong for the police to leave the room where the materials would be kept unlocked and threatened to sleep at the police headquarters until they are convinced that the materials will not be tampered with.
GhanaWeb sources said initially only a handful of NDC supporters were present at the headquarters when the materials arrived, but after policemen on duty revealed that the room in which the materials will be kept will not be locked, the NDC supporters contacted more of their colleagues to troop to the headquarters.
“The police people said this place [the headquarters] is a security zone, so they can’t just come and sleep here. And the NDC supporters were calling more [of their supporters] to come…It was just God; some commotion could have happened because within some few minutes over 100 NDC supporters had massed up at the headquarters,” one source narrated events to GhanaWeb.
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