The unidentified delegate was part of a group demanding transportation funds from the Constituency Executive.
The altercation prompted a swift police intervention, but the situation escalated when the delegate attacked the Ekumfi District Police Commander, leading to his immediate arrest. The incident unfolded as the Party prepared for the primary election in Ekumfi Essakyir.
In the midst of this disturbance, a total of 523 delegates from 95 polling stations in 26 electoral areas, including council elders and patrons, are participating in the ongoing primary election.
The contenders for the parliamentary seat include Albert Tetteh-Entsie, Francis K. Ato Codjoe, Stelfa Adu Donkor, and Kweku Baah Ofori.
Madam Dina Nketia, the Ekumfi District Director of the Electoral Commission, assured that polls commenced at 07:00 hours and would conclude at 13:00 hours.
She emphasized the presence of ample security measures to safeguard lives, and property, and maintain peace and order throughout the electoral process.
As of 8:00 hours, 56 individuals had cast their votes. The incident underscores the challenges faced during the primaries, highlighting the need for a secure and orderly environment for the democratic exercise.