The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Awutu Senya East constituency is facing a dispute over the venue for the primary election today.
The constituency executives prefer to hold the election at the Odukpongkpehe School Park, while the regional executives insist on using the Ofaakor DA Basic School.
The disagreement has caused a delay in the start of the election, as some delegates and party supporters have gathered at different venues.
The constituency executives claim that they have the right to choose a suitable venue according to Article 16 (12) of the party’s constitution.
Meanwhile, the constituency secretary of the NDC in Awutu Senya East, Tauriq Amadu, reported that his vehicle was broken into this morning and some items, including accreditation for security, media and observers, were stolen.
The Deputy Communication Officer of the NDC, Kobby Wilson Emmanuel, explained to Citi News why they rejected the Ofaakor DA Basic School as a venue.
“We think that Ofaakor DA Basic School is not a safe place for us. We should have consulted the chiefs before deciding on it, but we didn’t. The last time we had our campaign launch there, there were violent incidents – some people were stabbed and others attacked. We want to have a peaceful and safe election, so we think that Odukpongkpehe School Park is a better option for us,” he said.