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UPDATE...NPP Electoral College: Voting Resumes @ Party HQ...Northern, Eastern Region
 
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31-Aug-2014  
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Calm has been restored and voting has resumed at the headquarters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) after some misunderstanding cropped up earlier in the day.

Earlier reports by Utv's Prince Ahenkan, indicated that voting was halted at the party's National Headquarters in Accra, for nearly half an hour, because of confusion regarding proxy voting.

None of the party agents representing the 7 aspirants were prepared to give in.

The various agents insisted the delegates bring their proxy letters before they are allowed to partake in the exercise.

But the Nima Police Command helped to calm matters.

In Tamale, Kwabena Ntow reports that the timely intervention of security personnel prevented the ongoing special electoral college from turning bloody.

According to him, one of the delegates nearly caused chaos at the voting centre when after casting his vote, decided to display it to the gathering.

Agents of some of the aspirants got furious about his conduct and demanded nullification of his vote.

The resultant chaotic situation ended the smooth conduct of the exercise which lasted for close to 10 minutes.

Confusion was also recorded in the Eastern Region, but according to Michael Akrofi, peace eventually prevailed and the voting process subsequently resumed.

Meanwhile, voting has almost ended in all the regions.

Some 787 delegates of the NPP are voting in Sunday’s polls at 11 polling centres in the ten regions of the country to select five candidates who will then vie for the party’s flagbearership slot.

About 130,000 delegates will be voting on October 18 to select a flagbearer to lead the party at the 2016 general elections.

Seven candidates, Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku, Stephen Asamoah-Boateng, Francis Addai-Nimoh, Kofi Osei Ameyaw, Alan Kyerematen, Nana Akufo-Addo, and Joe Ghartey are hoping to make it to the top five after Sunday’s voting.


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