Delegates of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) have initiated the process of selecting parliamentary candidates in ‘orphan' constituencies, where the party currently has no sitting Members of Parliament.
The elections, spanning 111 out of the 137 ‘orphan' constituencies nationwide, began at 08:00 hours and are set to conclude at 14:00 hours.
Some aspirants in these constituencies are running unopposed, reflecting the unique dynamics of each contest.
The electoral exercise is a crucial step in the NPP's preparations for the 2024 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
In the Greater Accra region, which houses the largest number of ‘orphan' constituencies, keenly contested elections are anticipated in Okaikoi North, Ledzokuku, Ablekuma Central, Odododiodio, Adenta, and Korle Klottey.
The significance of these elections extends beyond regional boundaries, as the NPP aims to establish its presence in key constituencies.
Officials from the Electoral Commission are overseeing the electoral process, ensuring transparency and adherence to democratic principles.