Electoral Director for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Hohoe Constituency Anthony Kandarey, has admitted there was a misunderstanding between the NPP and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Limited Voters Registration Exercise.
Both polling agents of the various political parties protested against the figures at the polling centers.
The scuffle disrupted and halted the registration process for several hours.
According to him, the riot started the very day the limited Registration exercise started in which the most glamorous political parties recorded outrageous figures during the electoral process.
The agent for the ruling NPP government challenged the eligibility of a registered voter and claimed there were discrepancies between the data captured daily about the voters by the EC and the data recorded by the NPP.
Hohoe Constituency Chairman for the NPP, Mr Anthony Kondobrey, said the party became alarmed on Thursday, 27 June 2019 when the EC’s data on registered voters showed that 200 registrants had been captured by the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) machines as compared to the 145 recorded by the party’s agent.
He said the party became more vigilant and challenged the registration of some unqualified persons.
Mr George Bright Anni Bansah, the NDC Hohoe Constituency Chairman, however, said the discrepancy occurred only once, and did not warrant intimidation of first-time qualified voters by the NPP.