It’s been a busy day for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) as they go to the polls today to elect new parliamentary candidates for the upcoming December 2020 polls.
Like most elections in Ghana, today’s primaries has come with its own fair share of controversies. Here is how the action has panned out so far.
At Nsawam-Adoagyiri consistuency, The incumbent Frank Annoh-Dompreh (MP) who is seeking a third mandate is struggling to brush off the competition of his way younger challenger David Adu-Tutu Jnr, a 32 year old lawyer with immense track record and an upset might be on the cards.
In what has been described as a hot spot by many political experts, the Bantama Constituency has had its fair share of controversy since voting started with delegates accusing EC officials of allowing BNI operatives to vote in a keenly contested battle between Francis Asenso Boakye, deputy chief of staff and Incumbent MP, Daniel Okyem Aboagye.
Still in the Ashanti Region, Lawyer Kwame Adom Appiah, who is contesting for the seat in the Effiduase Asokore consistuency has been beaten by mercilessly by soldiers. He narrated his ordeal to Captain Smart on Angel FM 102.9.
There has also been a gun pulling incident in the Sunyani East consistuency with constituency Chairman, Mr. Musah Damtarrh surviving safely at the hands of some gun wielding attackers upon the intervention of bystanders.
Tensions are also mounting in the New Juabeng South constituency due to some discrepancies in the voters picture register/album. Marked as a hot spot in the primaries, the New Juabeng South contest is between two NPP Guru’s. The sitting MP, Hon. Mark Asibey Yeboah and Michael Okyere Baafi.
It’s been however peaceful in Jomoro as delegates of the Jomoro Constituency in the Western Region have unconditionally accepted the current MP, Paul Essien, as the unopposed candidate to represent the constituency in the national elections after his opponents Mrs. Christine Komba and Mr. Hopeson Kwaw, were disqualified by the National Executive Council (NEC).
Voting continues in all constituencies unabated and trust us to bring you all the latest happenings.