The Electoral Commission (EC) has dismissed three of its electoral officers following the theft of eight registration forms in the ongoing mass voter registration exercise at the Sagnarigu Municipality in the Northern Region.
The three, according to the EC, are temporary officers who were handling the registration kits at the district office in the municipality.
The Police in the Northern Region on Saturday arrested a 44-year-old teacher, Alhassan Abdullai Mohammed, in the possession of eight Voter Registration Forms 1A belonging to the Commission.
According to the police, the eight forms were those with the EC serial numbers on them and not forms available online for printing.
A statement issued on Monday, July 6 and signed by the Ag. Director of Public Affairs, Mrs Sylvia Annoh, said the suspect is a polling agent of one of the political parties.
It added that the suspension of the three was to assure the public that “the Electoral Commission will not shield any staff; permanent or temporary, who engages in misconduct during the Voters Registration Exercise.”