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Politics of Monday, 18 June 2018


NDC likely to suspend elections in some constituencies

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has indicated it may have its upcoming constituency elections suspended in some constituencies.

The constituency elections of the party have been scheduled to begin Saturday, June 23, but the General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, says there are still issues in some branches and constituencies, which may necessitate a suspension.

“There are other constituencies too where they have issues about qualification of contestants,” he told TV3’s Richard Bright Addo ahead of a closed-door meeting that would take a decision on the way forward.

The General Secretary explained that suspension of elections in some constituencies may arise from the fact that some party branches have problems with registration and the party cannot overlook that.

“There are still pockets of branches where the elections are yet to be held because of issues about the registration and all that.

“So, in view of that the elections that are oncoming on Saturday, we may have to suspend the constituency elections with respect to certain constituencies because if the branches are not ready then it becomes difficult to move to the constituency,” he explained.

The party is expected to issue a statement later Monday, June 18, after the closed-door meeting, detailing the roadmap of the upcoming constituency elections and matters arising.

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