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Ghana Parliament Member In Gunshot Shooting At Voting Registration Centre

Hawa Yakubu, Ghana Special Development Initiatives Minister bore Ghanaians who dey express disappointment in de parliament member and minister of state wey fire gunshot for voter registration centre for Awutu Senya East Constituency.

Madam Hawa Koomson explain say she storm de voter registration center after she get tip off say someone bus non-constituents to register within de constituency.

Major institutions like Electoral Commission, Coalition of Domestic Election Observers, Security Analysts all condemn dis act of violence which expose people to danger for Kasoa, Central Region.

Electoral Commission of Ghana, issue statement to condemn de incident on Monday wey cause dema registration officials to run away for safety.

But per Electoral Commission (EC) rules, political parties no for interfere in registration process if dem have issues any issues, instead dem for flag de issue give EC to investigate.

One resident for de community, Kwame talk BBC Pidgin say “I make scared now, I just come here say I go write my name for de register inside and see what happen.”

“Then when de 2020 elections start we die be that!” he add.

De Electoral Commission talk say “de Commission Condemn acts wey disturb civil exercise like de Registration of Voters and calls on security agencies to investigate de issues urgently and deal with de perpetrators.”

“Dis acts dey constitute breach of Vigilante and Related Offenses Act, 2019 Act 999. Dis act dey stop violent activities of Political parties which be punishable by prison term” Ghana EC add.

Police say dem start dey investigate de shooting incident, but dem no arrest Hawa Koomson yet sake of she be lawmaker wey different procedure dey to deal with lawmakers for Ghana.

But Ghanaians dey question why dem no arrest de lawmaker yet.

Head of Public Affairs, Central Regional Police Command, DSP Irene Oppong talk say “if u need MP to help you in investigation, procedure dey wey you for follow. Once de person come, you go use the same procedure to determine if you fit grant dem bail or dem for go court straight.”

“We dey assure dem say whoever dey involved no go go scot free” she add.

Mavis Hawa Koomson, lawmaker and minister of state yeste fire gunshot for Step to Christ registration centre which dey Kasoa after some misunderstanding.

De lawmaker storm de voter registration centre plus some men after dem hear claims say opposition dey bus non-residents to register within de constituency.

Madam Hawa Koomson talk say “I no fit sit and watch people who no dey come from de constituency register and vote for Kasoa so I decide say I go de polling centre to ensure foreigners no go register.”

“I take my men go de centre, none of my men carry weapon, I fired the warning shot myself…I for protect myself,” she tell Accra-based Adom News.

Beyond de gunshot, dem burn some three motorbikes around de registration centre.

Ghana pass anti-vigilante bill last year to control acts of violence and use of vigilante groups before, during and after elections.

Calls dey come in for police to arrest de Hawa Koomson and for Prez Akufo-Addo to sack her as minister sake of dis incident.

Source: BBC Pidgin



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