Some four persons have been arrested by the police after gunmen stormed the Step to Christ registration centre in the Awutu Senya East constituency in the Central Region.
The four were pursued by the police after the chaos and were arrested in a vehicle when they tried to escape.
The four all men have been provisionally charged with disruption of voters registration process, discharge of firearms without lawful process and causing unlawful damage.
They will be put before the court in Cape Coast on Tuesday July 21, 2020.
Gunshots were fired and this forced the EC officisla to flee the scene.
Eyewitnesses say, the men numbering at least 15 arrived at the centre around 8 am and tried to sack some prospective voters.
This resulted in a scuffle that saw gunshots fired and three motorbikes burnt.
It took the intervention of a joint military and police team to calm the situation.
Another eyewitness said the men arriving at the centre warned that all persons who are not part of the process should leave the scene.
Some of the people who refused the order ended up arguing with the armed men and that resulted in the gunshots.
The two parliamentary candidates vying for the seat of the Awutu Senya East Constituency the NDC’s Philis Naa Koryoo and the incumbent MP Mavis Hawa Koomson of the NPP were both at the police headquarters.
The two women had to be restrained by the police after charging towards each other and hurling insults and accused each other of what happened.
The EC is yet to comment on the issue but investigations into the matter have started and the police want to bring the perpetrators to book.
Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) begun a nationwide voters’ registration exercise on June 30, 2020.
The Voters registration exercise will end on August 6, 2020.