Bawku is tense since the Electoral Commission (EC) was compelled to put the restricted voter registration process on hold.
According to reports, differences between the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are to blame for the suspension.
Williams Obeng Darkwa, the Commission’s Upper East Regional Director, verified the event to JoyNews.
He refused to address what went wrong, but he gave security concerns as the excuse.
“On point of service, we had little misunderstanding among active political players and therefore in the name of peace, we thought it was unsafe for our personnel and equipment to be exposed. Therefore, we had to put it on hold,” he told JoyNews.
Despite the fact that the situation is now peaceful, he claims he is still awaiting authorization from their superiors in Accra to continue the voter registration procedure.
When asked if the confusion spread to other villages, Mr. Obeng Darkwa gave a negative response.
“All other communities are smoothly registering people. It is only in the Bawku community that we had a little hiccup but it has resolved and we are waiting for a signal from Accra,” he added.
JoyNews is education Now that the NDC and the NPP have both concurred on a plan, the EC may get on with voter registration.
The EC is awaiting the party representatives’ signatures on the agreement, which has been written and approved in principle by both parties.