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NDC in Zabzugu Constituency accuse the military of aiding EC officials to smuggle BVD equipment out of the district

The EC however, has a different version of the story.

The political drama in the Zabzugu Constituency following disputed declaration of the parliamentary results in the recently held elections may not be ending anytime soon.

The latest from the Constituency, Diamond News gathered is an alleged invasion by the military to assist the Electoral Commission to carry biometric verification devices used in the 2020 presidential elections away from the district EC’s office.

Narrating the incident to our news team, the Director of elections for the NDC in the Zabzugu constituency, Bawa Shahadu confirmed that in a bid by the party activists to restrain the attempts by the EC from going ahead with the retrieval of the BVDs, the military waded in by firing some gun shots.

However, Head of the Electoral Commission in the Northern Region, Lucas Yiryel when contacted confirmed that, indeed the EC had retrieved BVD’s from all districts in the region, with the exception of Zabzugu, which might head to court. He discounted claims that there were gunshots.

Meanwhile, attempts to get a confirmation from the divisional command of the Ghana police service at Zabzugu, yielded little results.

It will be recalled that Zabzugu constituency results  was challenged by the NDC that had accused the EC of working in bad faith, by unscrupulously declaring the NPP candidate as winner in the parliamentary contest, without the approval of the NDC agents at the regional office of the EC.

The NDC’s Bawa Shahadu warned that as a party, they are leaving no stone unturned and will not approve of the declaration of the NPP’s candidate as the member of parliament-elected for Zabzugu.

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