Over 31,000 NDC delegates cast their ballots in Central Region. The Presidential and Parliamentary primary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Central Region saw 31,415 delegates participating in the voting process on Saturday.
The Regional Chairman of the party, Dr Richard Kofi Asiedu, said that the exercise was well-organized and the list of eligible delegates was prepared in advance.
The voting took place at 36 centers with 47 candidates, including seven women and 40 men.
Six aspirants from six constituencies did not face any opposition and were declared winners by default. They are Mr. Nurien Shaibu Mugyimah from Assin Central; Ms Queenster Pokuah Sawyer from Agona East; Dr. Ato Forson from Ajumanko- Enya- Essiam; Ms Gizella Tetteh Agbotui from Awutu Senya West; Mr. Daniel Ohene Darko from Upper Denkyira East and Upper Denkyira West;
However, three constituencies namely Gomoa Central, Assin North and Effutu were excluded from the elections due to some unresolved issues.
Dr Asiedu said that the party was working hard to address the problems and announce a new date for the elections soon.
He urged party members to refrain from any acts of violence that could disrupt the elections and said that the party had a mechanism to deal with any challenges that might arise during the election.
Meanwhile, at the Siwdu Sports Stadium, where the Cape Coast South Constituency election was held, the Electoral Commission officials arrived at 08:30 hours with heavy security presence to ensure peace and order.
The voting had not started as of 09:20 hours as many delegates waited eagerly at the entrance of the Sports Stadium to vote.
There was also a health stand to provide first aid to people.