Suspended Akwatia primary to come off Tuesday

ashanti-ndc-bantama3_533x400-533x330The Akwatia Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Eastern Region, says the necessary arrangements have been put in place for the party’s primary to go ahead tomorrow, Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

The primary is being contested by the incumbent MP, Baba Jamal and a businessman, Mr. Basil Ahiable.

The primary in the Akwatia constituency was put on hold for security reasons following advice from the national security.

The Constituency Chairman, Moro Aware, told Citi News the voters’ register is ready but added that they are unsure of the number of people expected to vote.

According to him, they cannot confirm the number because of the additions and omissions made to the register.

Mr. Aware says they are awaiting  for that details to know the definite number of registered voters.

“We are awaiting the outcome by close of the day because we don’t know how many people are voting on that day.”

Mr. Aware also said there would be a strong police presence to provide adequate security.

“I can confirm to you that the Police Commander here and his men are on the ground preparing themselves… no violence or mischief will happen here,” he assured.

Meanwhile, a Tamale High Court has granted an indefinite injunction on the NDC primary in the Brunkprugu Constituency in the Northern Region.

This follows a petition by the disqualified NDC parliamentary aspirant and former Member of Parliament for the area, Nanburi Derrick, against the primary until his disqualification is overturned.

The injunction means the NDC cannot hold primary in the Constituency until the court decides otherwise. The Bunkpurugu Constituency remains the only constituency in the Northern Region that is yet to conduct its primary.


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