Delegates of the NPP are voting today in the orphan constituencies to elect their parliamentary candidates.
The election forms part of the party‘s preparation ahead of the 2024 general elections.
The party urged all stakeholders to comply with these provisions to ensure a smooth and transparent process.
TV3’s team of reporters are spread across the country reporting on happenings here and there.
Below are a few:
Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira election was cancelled over confusion on the venue
Information gathered indicate that while some of the delegates were insisting that the venue for the election should be in the constituency capital of Axim, the regional executives are also saying it should be held in the Gwira area and this has created serious confusion which has led to the cancellation of the election.
Meanwhile, the Western Regional Chairman of the NPP, Francis Ndede Siah says the Party will be meeting on Monday to decide the next steps.
According to him, the election will only come off after all grievances of delegates and aspirants have been resolved.
The Police in Ejura are ensuring strict compliance with the electoral rules to ensure a smooth exercise.
Mohammed Amin Yakubu, former Constituency Secretary, Gifty Ndowa and Kingsley Nana Owusu are battling it out for the sole slot.
- Bolgatanga central
Agana Bawah, one of the three aspirants is accusing his contenders, especially the Regional Secretary of bribing delegates with GHC500 for their votes. He told the delegates to vote for who is competent enough to snatch the seat from Isaac Adongo.
- Ablekuma South
An aspirant, Samual Agoe Lartey said he will unseat the former Accra mayor, Okoe Vanderpuiye.
Two-time candidate, Nii Lante Bannerman said he will win by an acclamation. On voter inducement, he argues it is the norm now. Thus, the only thing that should be debated is how much people spend.
Meanwhile, there was seeming tension when one of the contestants, Manaf Sowah accused Nii Lante Bannerman of preventing his agents and observers from entering the voting area.
- Okaikwei North
An aspirant, Afia Akoto refuted allegations of vote buying with Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) loans. Her fellow contestant alleged that MASLOC was providing loans for over 250 women delegates in the Constituency to influence votes for her.
But she said she was only appreciating her delegates and she does not term this as vote buying.
The Constituency Chairman, Michael Tetteh Eku is confident of winning the primaries.
He is in the contest with two others, including Patricia Abena Kumoji Nartey and John Mantse Akwetey. Some 1,050 delegates are expected to cast the ballot.
- Krowor Constituency
Parliamentary Aspirant Ing. Emmanuel Odai said he doesn’t fear delegates. He rather strives to know them. He believes his opponent wouldn’t garner 200.
The NPP parliamentary candidate aspirants for Asawase have all pledged to rally behind whoever the delegates decide to represent the party after today’s election.
Though all aspirants are convinced of victory, they admit the outcome of elections is uncertain.