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General News of Saturday, 23 February 2019

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

NDC Polls: John Mahama leads in Ahanta West constituency

Former President John Mahama has the majority of votes cast in polling centers across the Ahanta West Constituency of the Western Region.

A total of 1,285 delegates are currently taking part in the electoral process at Baidoo Bonsoe SHS Assembly Hall, Agona Nkwanta.

Majority of delegates who voted in the exit polls confirmed they voted for former President John Mahama.

When questioned on their decision to vote for the former President, they revealed that he is the only candidate who can beat the NPP in the 2020 general elections.

Per the exit poll, former President John Mahama is likely to win 98% of the votes because so far 995 delegates voted for him.

Immediate past Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. Kwame Boagye also expressed his support for him (John Mahama).

Hon. Boagye revealed that he will contest again as a Member of Parliament for the NDC in the area if the time comes.

Ahanta West Constituency has a total of 140 polling stations.



25,951 delegates are expected to cast their votes across the twenty-six (26).

Background

Seven stalwarts are ready for the faceoff to receive the endorsement of delegates in the election, to be held at the constituency level across the nation.



They are Mr Goosie Tanoh, a businessman, Former President John Dramani Mahama, Professor Joshua Alabi, a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies and Mr Alban Sumanu Bagbin, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

The rest are Mr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, a Former Minister of Education and Trade, Mr Sylvester Mensah, a former Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority and Alhaji Nurudeen Iddrisu, a business man.



This is the fourth time the NDC is setting the stage for a competitive selection of a flag bearer as the party’s candidates for the 1992, 1994, 2000 and 2016 were selected through popular acclamation.

All aspirants, after going through the vetting process successfully, intensified their campaign throughout the country to convince the delegates to give them the chance to lead them, in their bid to unseat the ruling New Patriotic Party in the 2020 Election.

The primary was rescheduled from Saturday, January 26, 2019, over an injunction filed by two of its members with regard to the guidelines of the conduct of the poll, but the matter was later settled out of court.