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Police hits delegates as tensions halts election in Ningo Prampram

Altercations has arisen at the Voting Centre in the Ningo Prampram Constituency for Presidential and Parliamentary candidates of the National Democratic Congress leading to a halt in the electoral process.

The race for the Parliamentary candidate hopeful for the National Democratic Congress in the Ningo Prampram Constituency ahead of the 2024 general elections was tipped to be very heated as another candidate seeks to unseat Sam George.

Michael Tetteh Kwettey who matched Sam George boot for boot in the Parliamentary primaries in 2019 at the Ningo Prampram Constituency lost by a slim margin of 7 votes as his opponent Sam George swept the win by 407 votes as against his 400 votes.

Earlier into the internal elections this year,  Sam George allegded his opponent Michael Tetteh Kwetey was a business man who did not regard the source of money he needs for his endeavours hence he being sponsored by the LGBTQI+ community to unseat him.

This drew attention to the Ningo Prampram Constituency going into the elections. Earlier this morning, security was beefed up at the voting centre as compared to other voting centres.

The electoral process abruptly halted after fellow delegates resisted some 16 persons whose names were not included in the delegates list. These 16 person’s constitutes executives from two branches in the constituency who were not sworn in the party’s branch elections held earlier.

The said 16 persons came with an order from the High Court dated 12th May, 2023 which had cleared them for their names to be included in the delegates register and also cast their ballot for the Parliamentary and Presidential candidate of the NDC.

However, the inability of both supporters to reach an understanding lead to an altercation and police relentlessly brought calm to the situation. However, one delegate was hit by a Policeman in the process who was later resuscitated.

As it stands now, the elections has halted and there has been reinforcement of security personnel who have restored calm and are awaiting an order before they allow the resumption of the elections.

Supporters of Michael Tetteh Kwettey chant awaiting the resumption.

Richmond Ampofo Fordjour
Richmond Ampofo Fordjour
Richmond Ampofo Fordjour is a Student Journalist at the University of Media, Arts, and Communication, Uni-MAC GIJ. He is a Research enthusiast and an avid reader.
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