- The National Democratic Congress, is set to go to the polls to elect their parliamentary representatives in the upcoming 2020 general elections
- Ahead of the election, the party's general secretary has issued some directives that should be followed strictly
- According to Asiedu Nketiah, no electorate is supposed to carry phones around the toll booth
As the party fervently prepares to undertake their parliamentary primaries on Saturday, August 24, 2019, a few instructions or rules have been rolled out to ensure a smooth primaries.
Agents of the various parliamentary aspirants who would be possible loitering around the polling centers have been cautioned not to be seen carrying their mobile phones near booths at the centers.
Issuing the warning, the party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said voters would also not be allowed to carry phones when going to vote.
He hadded that the centres are also supposed to be campaign free zones.
“No agent shall be allowed to carry mobile phones to the booth. If you are a party agent, keep the phones away. We don’t want you to have the opportunity to take pictures, just like the way somebody takes pictures while voting and circulates it on Whatsapp. At the same time, no voter will be allowed to carry a mobile phone to the polling booth, ” he warned.
The upcoming parliamentary primaries would be held in 157 constituencies across the country where 524 aspirants have been cleared to contest.
But the party has suspended the primary elections at the Asawase and Ellembelle constituencies as well as three other constituencies due to petitions by some of the aspirants.
In other news, a parliamentary aspirant for the La Dade-Kotopon Constituency on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Rita Odoley Sowah, has appealed to the delegates of the party to vote for her so she can win the seat for the NDC come 2020.
Speaking on the Ghana Yensom show on AccraFM, she said: “I want to appeal to the delegates of our party to vote for me because I have what it takes to win more votes for the party, both at the presidential and parliamentary levels.”
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