EC officer arrested over electoral fraud in Bekwai

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downloadAN electoral officer at the Methodist Primary School polling station at Bekwai in the Ashanti region was yesterday arrested for allegedly committing multiple electoral offences.

The officer was caught giving out two or more ballot papers to electorate perceived to be supporters of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).

She was also said to have removed unofficial ballot papers from a booklet unknown to the other officials and agents at the polling centre.

These ballot papers had not been stamped, as required by the EC.

Witnesses at the polling station said the woman was brought to the polling station by the aspiring Member of Parliament, contesting on the ticket of the NDC.

Police have refused to comment any further on the matter or give the name of the polling official involved but say they will investigate.

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