- Voting in the Abuakwa North Constituency has begun with a low voter turn out
- 55 people had turned out to cast their vote as at 11 am
- The NDC is not contesting the polls
- The presiding officer, Joseph Akugre told newsmen that they have not encountered any problems so far
Voting at the Abuakwa North constituency in the Eastern Region to elect a parliamentary candidate following the death of the MP JB Danquah, some few weeks ago has begun.
According to a Joy News report, the exercise which begun some three hours ago has witnessed a low turn-out from a possible 40,000 people who are eligible to vote in the 69 polling stations.
The NDC, has opted out of the bye-election, leaving only the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), the NPP and the United Front Party (UFP).
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The NDC says their opting out of the bye-election is their respect to the late NPP Member of Parliament.
The presiding officer, Joseph Akugre told newsmen that they have not encountered any problems with the process.
However, he said the low turnout was due to most of the people attending to other duties elsewhere before coming to vote.
Lets’ see what happens, the day has not ended,” he added.