The Northern Regional Police Command have arrested two person who were involved in clashes in the Zabzugu- Tatale district in connection to the votes transfer.
There have been some clashes at the Electoral Commission (EC) head office at the Zabzugu-Tatale district in the Northern region resulting from some confusion over the the legitimacy of persons transferring their votes to the constituency.
The clashes were reportedly between some supporters of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), and supporters of the independent candidate, also the New Patriotic Party (NPP) incumbent MP for Tatale-Sanguli Constituency, James Cecil Yanwube.
The fracas which started Monday was over a misunderstanding in the ongoing voters transfer by the electoral commission.
The EC in the region is yet to open an office and install a server for the new Tatale- Sanguli constituency, which is nearly a decade since its creation. As a result, voters in the district who wished to take part in the vote transfer exercise were therefore directed to Zabzugu.
Police and military forces have been called to the area but Francis says it is still difficult to disperse the crowd.
Two persons- Yakubu and Abdulai- have been arrested and sent into custody. “In fact there is heavy security presence here. They called for reinforcement from Yendi, they just came holding teargas and their guns”, Francis says.
The Electoral commission official in the area says the security is to ensure the process resumes after it was halted by the protests.