7 facts YEN.com.gh has gathered about the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election

7 facts YEN.com.gh has gathered about the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election

Thursday's by-election at the Ayawaso West Wuogon on Thursday, January 31, 2019, did indeed happen, but with a number of unexpected developments.

Things took a different turn as the various individuals and groups gathered to monitor the electoral process.

YEN.com.gh has gathered seven facts that have been realised since the elections started:

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Jean Mensa, Chairperson of the EC Source: Supplied
Source: UGC

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1. NDC chairman says the party has pulled out of the by-elections:

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that, following reports of gunshots as the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election progressed, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) had decided to pull out of the race

2. Rumours of people dead and injured:

A number of people have reportedly sustained various injuries as the elections progressed. Some have been sent to the hospital. Others have lost their lives as the violence erupted.

3. MP beaten up:

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram, Sam Dzata George, was reportedly assaulted in the course of the elections.

4. Shooting in front of Delali Kwasi Brempong’s house:

YEN.com.gh understands that there was a shooting incident in front of the house of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) aspirant for the by-election, Delai Kwasi Brempong.

5. Lydia Alhassan's birthday:

One of the candidates, Lydia Alhassan, is celebrating her birthday on the same day the by-election is taking place, Thursday, January 31, 2019.

6. One polling station has suspended elections:

Unconfirmed reports suggest that one polling station has suspended the election, as a result of confusion that started there.

7. Possible retaliation by NDC:

YEN.com.gh understands that the NDC has called on its members to defend themselves if attacked by people as the electoral process progresses.

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