NDC presidential and parliamentary primaries suspended in Ningo Prampam due to confusion. The voting process for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential and parliamentary candidates in the Ningo Prampam Constituency of the Greater Accra Region has been interrupted.
The cause of the disruption is a dispute between the supporters of the two aspirants for the parliamentary seat, the incumbent MP, Sam Nartey George and his challenger, Michael Kwetey Tetteh over a supposed court order.
According to the claim, a high court had instructed the party to include some 16 delegates from two branches who were initially left out of the list for the primaries.
The alleged inclusion of these delegates has sparked anger and disagreement among the voters in the Constituency.
A meeting is underway between the two sides to find a solution.
Citi News‘ Philip Nii Lartey who is at the scene reported that the exercise has been put on pause because of the confusion.
He also said that there is a heavy presence of security personnel at the voting grounds and that the area has been sealed off.
Earlier, two people were apprehended at the New Ningo D/A Basic School B polling station in the Ningo-Prampram constituency for trying to interfere with the voting process.
The police quickly stepped in and arrested the two individuals to prevent further trouble.
The two individuals were trying to persuade delegates who had come to the polling station to vote for their preferred candidate.
Sam George is facing a tough competition from Michael Kwetey Tetteh who lost by a slim margin of seven votes in the 2019 parliamentary primaries.
In a previous interview with Citi News, he said that he was confident that the delegates will vote for him to run for a third term in the 2024 elections