Disgruntled security personnel who were denied the opportunity to cast their vote in the ongoing extended Special Voting exercise have threatened to abandon their post to enable them exercise their franchise in the main polls scheduled for December 7, 2016.

The security personnel were first denied the opportunity to cast their ballots on Thursday, December 1, 2016 when they got to the polling centers only to be told that their names were missing in the voters register being used for the conduct of the exercise.

They were however, given a lifeline, when officials of the Electoral Commission met the hierarchy of the Ghana Police Service and all the presidential candidates at an emergency Inter-party Advisory Committee (IPAC) to discuss the matter.

Sunday’s exercise is the extension of the Special Voting exercise that took place on Thursday, December 1, 2016.

In the Subin constituency in the Ashanti Region, some of the angry security personnel were spotted exchanging words with the Returning Officers at some of the polling station centers.

In some polling stations in the Greater Accra Region, the situation was even worse.

Some of the affected personnel interviewed by TV 3 said they were given the assurance to go their respective constituencies where they first registered to cast their votes.

But upon reaching there, it was the same situation as experienced in last Thursday’s exercise.

At the Tamale Central constituency of the Northern Region, some Police personnel who went to cast their vote but did not find their names in the voters register vandalized EC materials and chased away officials of the Commission.

Numbering over 20, the security personnel exhibited raw anger by kicking ballot boxes, booths, bags and everything at sight in the polling station at the regional police headquarters, halting the process.

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana, kasapafmonline.com understands, used the same voters register that was used for the conduct of the exercise on December 1, 2016.

Source: kasapafmonline