But shortly after leaving the meeting ground, the General Secretaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have been quick in their accusations of each other.

Samuel Pyne of the New Patriotic Party told Evans Mensah on Joy FM’s Top Story his agents have suffered enough of the machete attacks and will be forced to retaliate if the unprovoked attacks do not seize.

He alleged the attacks were part of a plot by the regional minister and his MCEs to scuttle a smooth organisation of the biometric exercise in a region considered to be the stronghold of the NPP.

He said the minister and his lieutenants organized a meeting before the biometric exercise began and it was in that meeting that the plot was hatched.

Pyne chronicled a litany of what he said were unprovoked attacks on his party agents by hoodlums of the ruling party.

According to him, some of the polling agents in Kaase, Suame, Akumadan were subjected to severe beating by the NDC thugs merely because they challenged the nationalities of some of the people who had come to register.

He claimed to have video evidence of some of the attacks and will be ready to tender it out to the police if they so want.But the ruling party has described the allegations by the NPP as pure lies.

The NDC General Secretary Joseph Yameen said there was no meeting by the NDC or the regional security council to discuss how to create chaos in the region, describing Pyne’s allegations as complete fabrication.

He said the “lies by the opposition party will not fly.”

He alleged the NPP has resorted to registering minors in the region and no NDC agent could protest. He said those who dared to challenge the minors did so at their own peril.

He said the opposition party has sent out macho men and hoodlums all over the polling stations to beat up people they suspected were not Ghanaians.

He hoped that decisions taken during the regional council meeting will be worked on to restore order in the region.

Meanwhile, Francis Dodovi, the spokesperson of the Ashanti Region Minister said the council has resolved to increase security patrols at all polling centres to resolve the crisis situation in some of the polling stations.

He said the EC has also been reminded to make challenge forms available at all stations so political party agents can use those forms to challenge the nationality of people and not to resort to violence.

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