Over 500 delegates boycott Ablekuma West primary
Over four hundred (400) NPP delegates have boycotted the ongoing parliamentary primaries in the Ablekuma West constituency in the Greater Accra region.
The election will select a Parliamentary candidate for the Ablekuma West constituency for the 2016 elections.
The election was delayed following confusion over the constituency’s Voters’ Register.
But some delegates say they have boycotted the elections and would not accept the outcome of what they say is a flawed poll.
Only two candidates- Ursula Owusu-Ekuful and Roni Nicole- have been left in an election in which the incumbent is the overwhelming favorite.
Spokes person for the abstaining delegates, Kwabena Asamoah, who confirmed the boycott on Adom Midday News said their decision has become necessary because they disagree with the party National Executive Committee’s decision to admit two different registers for the polls.
“We boycotted the elections because the album we were supposed to use today should contain 575 people but if they want to go ahead with Ursula’s own, then we have no choice than to boycott the election” he stated.
However the incumbent MP, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful disagrees with Kwabena Asamoah’s assertion.
Reacting on Adom News, she said “We are here and we have over 1000 people voting and so if only 400 people have decided not to vote, the final results will show but I think what these people are saying are all false” she insisted.
Meanwhile, Joy News’ Latif Iddris who is present at the Constituency to monitor events of the election say only two constituency executives have been left at post- the organizer and his deputy.
According to him, 13 constituency executives of the party have resigned in protest against the use of two different registers for the election.
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