NDC Primaries: EC Calls Off Ningo Prampram Elections

NDC Primaries: EC Calls Off Ningo Prampram Elections

The Electoral Commission has called off the parliamentary primary in Ningo-Prampram in the Greater Accra region.

The suspension of the polls was as a result of high rising tension in the constituency. The decision to cancel the election was taken after a crunch meeting between representatives of the candidates, the police and the party's national organiser Kofi Adams.

Earlier in the day there was a lingering disagreement over the voters register. One of the contestants in the Ningo-Prampram contest, Sam George Sam George had alleged that his name and that of other 3,000 delegates have been deleted from the voters’ register.

“I am not calling for elections to be put on hold. The people of Ningo Prampram are calling for elections to be put on hold.

"They do not understand why names have been arbitrarily deleted especially from the Ningo Traditional area… Over 3,000 names have been deleted...even me as a candidate my name has been taken out, I’m told,” Mr. George told Accra based Citi FM.

About two million members of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) are expected to elect their favorite candidate to represent them in the 2016 parliamentary elections.

 In all there will be voting in 8,234 voting centres across the country. 728 Aspirants will contest in the parliamentary primaries nationwide.

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