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NPP Regional Elections: Good News From The Ashanti Region

Voting to elect regional executives of the New Patriotic Party-NPP is still underway in some parts of the country.

Whiles some regions have successfully complete their elections, some others are still battling the choose their regional leaders.

In the Ashanti Region, Voting in the ongoing New Patriotic Party (NPP) regional elections, was earlier put on hold due to disagreements over the voter register for delegates from the party’s students’ wing(the Tertiary Students Confederacy-TESCON).

During the voting process, some members of TESCON raised concerns over the omission of names and the inclusion of persons who are either not members of TESCON, or from non-accredited TESCON institutions on the album.

The disagreement ended up with a group of well-built men, who appeared in the scene to disallow some persons from voting, over suspicions, that they were not members of TESCON.

The situation, which generated heated exchanges between some aspirants, and the Ashanti Regional Election Committee Chairman at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, caused the voting process to come to a standstill. Voting was suspended for almost two hours.

The latest good news coming from the Baba Yara Stadium, in the Ashanti Region reveals that, Voting has finally resumed, after close to two hours of standstill.

A report by the GBC news reveals that, "The incident occurred at Voting Centre One, otherwise christened “Zone One”. It is the voting centre for 15 of the Constituencies. Five of them had successfully voted before the process came to an abrupt end at about 1pm when it got to the turn of delegates from the Obuasi West Constituency".

As at the time of the report, voting is ongoing smoothly.

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