Voting is underway in the Wassa Amenfi West Constituency of the Western region for the NDC’s parliamentary primaries.
Voting underway in the Wassa Amenfi West Constituency
The NPP has already elected Lawyer Paul Dekyi to represent the party in the constituency. He will meet one of the six persons contesting in today’s NDC’s parliamentary primaries underway currently in the constituency
The election has been necessitated following the death of the Member of Parliament for the Wassa Amenfi West Constituency John Gyetua in October this year.
Following his death, the electoral commission announced November 19th as close of nominations for political parties to submit candidates for the bye elections slated for December 15 this year. This required political parties who have not yet elected their candidates including the NDC to elect them before the Thursday deadline.
The NPP has already elected Lawyer Paul Dekyi to represent the party in the constituency. He will meet one of the six persons contesting in today’s NDC’s parliamentary primaries.
In an interview with Pulse.com.gh, the Western regional secretary of the NDC Joseph Nelson stated that “today’ election is to ensure that the NDC meets the EC’s deadline despite the general parliamentary primaries slated for 21 November 2015. It means if we are unable to have a representative before the EC’s deadline elapse, the party will not have a candidate for the bye election on December 15 this year”.
He added that “the NDC has six contestants who are contesting in today’s election namely Eric Afful, Gordon Kofi Sarfo-Adu, John Eddie Armoo, George Dadzie Jnr and Gerald Danquah. They have all observed the rules governing the election and everything is ongoing smoothly”.
On the number of registered NDC members expected to cast their vote, Mr. Nelson added that “we have 7,757 registered party members expected to vote in some 58 selected polling stations across the constituency”.
The western regional director of the electoral commission Stephen Opoku Mensah added that “all electoral materials were available at all the 38 selected polling stations three days earlier across the Wassa Amenfi West constituency.
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