We are pulling out of the race - NDC chairman says they out of bye-election at Ayawaso West Wuogon

We are pulling out of the race - NDC chairman says they out of bye-election at Ayawaso West Wuogon

YEN.com.gh can confirm that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has pulled out of the January 31, 2019 bye-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon.

Joy FM reports that the national chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo told Joy FM’s Super Morning Show that the party has withdrawn from the elections for security reasons.

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that armed security men besieged the NDC candidate’s home and shot a number of people who were believed to polling agents serving the interests of the NDC.

Ampofo added that six persons have been shot and they are currently receiving treatment at the Legon Hospital.

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Ampofo told Joy FM: "We don't want more people to get hurt. We have sent word for all party representatives to withdraw and move to the party headquarters.

The level of intimidation only 2 hours into the by-election is too much. We don't know what will happen as the day progresses, so we are withdrawing.

We are pulling out of the race for security reasons. 6 people have been shot and we don't want blood to be spilled because of this."

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Earlier, the Electoral Commission (EC) has denied claims by the NDC that the voters’ register for the upcoming Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election is bloated.

In a statement, the EC described the NDC’s claims as baseless and unfounded, while calling on the public to disregard them.

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