NPP delegates vote in parliamentary primaries: Here are incidents reported across regions

NPP Delegates vote in regional primaries - Here are incidents reported across regions

delegates select their parliamentary candidates today in all constituencies across the country. Here are some reported incidents so far;

Northern Region: Yendi voting centre heated

NPP Delegates vote in regional primaries: Here are incidents reported across regions

Delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are actively participating in the ongoing parliamentary primaries, with constituencies featuring sitting MPs experiencing notable activities.

In the , specifically at the voting centre, tensions escalated as supporters of candidates barred perceived opponents from entering the main gate. Security measures were heightened, with police confiscating mobile phones to prevent unauthorized picture-taking.

Low turnout delays voting in Mion Constituency

NPP Delegates vote in regional primaries: Here are incidents reported across regions

Voting in the Mion constituency faced a delayed start, commencing at 7:20 am instead of the scheduled 7 am. This delay was attributed to a low turnout at the Sang Islamic Junior High School.

Greater Accra Region: Allegations and agitation

NPP Delegates Vote in Regional Primaries, Incidents Reported Across Constituencies

In the Greater Region, specific incidents were reported. Roni Paa Kwesi Nicol, a contender against Ursula, alleged the camping of delegates and lack of accreditation for his delegates in the Ablekuma West constituency. However, the Greater Accra Regional Secretary dismissed these claims, considering them an attempt to gain public sympathy.

Delegates in the constituency expressed agitation over unexpected demands for accreditation by security officers, leading to a delay in voting. One delegate was reportedly arrested for capturing his vote in the polling booth.

Trobu Constituency sees stiff contest

NPP Delegates vote in regional primaries: Here are incidents reported across regions

Voting at St. John's Grammar School in the Trobu constituency began at 7:05 am. Despite the directive against displaying campaign materials, aspirant materials were observed at the polling station.

Challenges at Weija-Gbewa and Tuba Astro Turf

NPP Delegates vote in regional primaries: Here are incidents reported across regions

Delegates at Weija-Gbewa sought accreditation before voting, causing a delay in the voting process. Similarly, delegates were denied entry to the Tuba Astro Turf in the Bortianor Ngleshie Amafrom constituency due to a lack of accreditation.

Dome Kwabenya hopeful for peaceful contest

NPP Delegates vote in regional primaries: Here are incidents reported across regions

In the Dome Kwabenya constituency, NPP delegates expressed hope for a peaceful contest and optimism about their preferred aspirant's chances.

Allegations in Amasaman Constituency

NPP Delegates vote in regional primaries: Here are incidents reported across regions

Supporters of Yahya Kassim Atta accused incumbent MP AKWASI Afrifa-Mensah of influencing the elections by offering money to delegates. They vowed to ensure the incumbent MP's defeat.

Central Region: Heavy security in Awutu Senya East

NPP Delegates vote in regional primaries: Here are incidents reported across regions

Over fifty delegates voted in the constituency, where incumbent MP Mavis faces opposition from two other candidates. Heavy security was present at the election venue.

Ashanti Region: Tensions in Bekwai and Bantama

NPP Delegates vote in regional primaries: Here are incidents reported across regions

Voting commenced in the Constituency, with 982 delegates expected to cast votes. Tensions rose in Bantama, with K T Hammond urging the national election committee to address alleged attacks on his supporters. Police intervention prevented tension between two contenders, Asenso Boakye and Ralph Agyapong.

Eastern Region: Frank Annoh-Dompreh Optimistic

NPP Delegates vote in regional primaries: Here are incidents reported across regions

Frank Annoh-Dompreh, the Majority Chief Whip and MP for Adoagyiri expressed confidence in retaining the seat with over 80 percent of the total votes.

Western Region: Effia Constituency primaries begin

Delegates in the highly anticipated Effia constituency primaries commenced voting to decide between the three-term incumbent MP Joseph Cudjoe and new contender Lawyer Isaac Nyarko Boamah.

The NPP parliamentary primaries continue with delegates casting votes across various constituencies, shaping the party's candidates for the upcoming 2024 elections.

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