NDC Primaries: 524 candidates eye 157 parliamentary seats

Ghana’s largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), is heading to the polls Saturday, August 24, 2019, to pick candidates for the 2020 parliamentary elections.

A total of 524 candidates are eyeing 157 constituencies out of 275 to represent the party in Parliament.

Thirty-nine Members of Parliament are going unopposed. Delegates in 71 constituencies will later to go to the polls to elect their candidates.

The party has suspended elections in the Asawase Constituency in the Ashanti region and four other constituencies. They include – Yilo Krobo in the Eastern region, Mpohor (Western region), Ellembelle and Fanteakwa North Constituencies.

A statement signed by the party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, on Tuesday, August 20, did not indicate when the exercise would be held in the affected areas.

The police and the Electoral Commission of Ghana have both served notice they are ready for a successful exercise.

“We are ready. All the materials have been dispatched to the various areas for the elections,” EC spokesperson Sylvia Annor told Accra-based Starr FM.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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