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23.11.2011 NDC News

Verification Contentious Issue At NDC Primaries

By Kwame Asare Boadu - Daily Graphic
Verification Contentious Issue At NDC Primaries
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Verification of delegates became a contentious issue in some constituencies in the Ashanti Region when the National Democratic

Congress (NDC) went to the polls to elect parliamentary candidates in orphan -constituencies for the 2012 elections.

The issue was evident in constituencies including Subin, Efiduase-Asokore, and Ahafo Ano South.

In Subin for instance, the delegates list did not include pictures of some of the eligible delegates.

At the end of the day, however, peace prevailed paving way for the elections to proceed without any hindrance.

Elections were held in 31 out of 36 constituencies in the region.

These are some of the results, Rev. Paul Quansah beat two others to win in the Subin constituency, while the Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive,

John Alexander Oppong was elected for the second time running to contest on the ticket of the party with Nuhu Alhassan Dikco claiming

the Atwima Nwabiagya ticket unopposed.
Nana Akua Afriyie was also elected unopposed for the Offinso South constituency.

In another development, GNA reports that the Wa East Constituency Executives of the National Democratic Congress have threatened to resign en bloc from the Party following the decision of the National Executives to postpone local parliamentary primaries.

They described the action of the National Executives as 'disrespect' for the constituency executives because they were not consulted before the action was taken.

A statement issued in Wa and signed by 15 constituency executives including the Chairman and the Secretary, accused the National Executives of 'disregarding the laid down party structures'.

The executives are therefore calling on the National Executive Committee to act fast to rectify the matter or face the wrath of the constituency executives who would resign en bloc and also work towards the downfall of the Party come 2012'.

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