NDC Prez Primary will end without any violence-Chairman expresses hope


Chairman for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mr Ofosu Ampofo has expressed strong optimism the ongoing presidential primary will end without any violence being recorded.

Mr Ampofo said, so far, no violent incident has been recorded from any of the polling stations nationwide.

Touching on the final collation, he said the party is hopeful the final declaration would be done on time.

To him, the party has put in place the necessary measures to ensure that the process is free, fair and transparent.

Mr Ampofo said, we are praying;  the EC is competent enough and at the end of the day, we believe the EC will give us a good result.

Close to Two Hundred and Sixty thousand (260,000) delegates are expected to vote in the NDC’s primary which today (Saturday, 23rd February 2019) in all 275 constituencies across the country.

Voting is taking place in about 275 polling stations across the country.

General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, explained that all arrangements have been concluded with the Electoral Commission of Ghana who they have tasked to supervise the elections.

He added that special arrangements have also been made by the party in areas where there is a curfew, noting that those areas are expected to close poll earlier than expected.

On security he said: “Our election and security committees have also met with the Inspector General Of Police to design the security details for the election processes.

Seven candidates are contesting and they are Mr Goosie Tanoh, a businessman, Former President John Dramani Mahama, Professor Joshua Alabi, a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies and Mr Alban Sumanu Bagbin, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

The rest are Mr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, a Former Minister of Education and Trade, Mr Sylvester Mensah, a former Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority and Alhaji Nurudeen Iddrisu, a businessman.

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