President John Dramani Mahama has urged all members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who will be voting this morning to do so peacefully.
In a Facebook post Friday, Mr. Mahama tasked the NDC family to prove their opponents wrong that that they are a peaceful party and also prove after their primaries that they are an all-inclusive democracy.
“My brothers and sisters in the NDC, tomorrow we will hold our primaries. We have a great opportunity to show that we are an example of inclusive democracy.
“Tomorrow we will prove that NDC is a party in which everyone has a voice. In our party, we are not stuck in power struggles, and everybody has a chance to become a candidate.
“Empowering the powerless, strengthening equality, giving everyone a voice– these are ideals we hold very dear in the NDC. Let every Ghanaian be inspired by our ideals, let your brothers and sisters in the NDC be proud of you,” the President wrote.
Delegates of the NDC will go to the polls in 274 out of the 275 constituencies across the country to elect their parliamentary candidates for the 2016 elections Saturday.
President John Mahama is contesting unopposed; he is expected to receive an overpowering endorsement from the delegates.
The polls will open at 7am and close at 3pm. The electoral commission will supervise the elections.