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#NDCDecides2018: Voting Still Ongoing, Chaos Ensues....Kofi Adams Stands Accused (PHOTOS)   
 
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The 9th National Delegates Congress of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is still in progress with the delegates currently casting votes for their prospective candidates.

Voting which began in the evening of Saturday, November 17, 2018, travelled into Sunday. And even after 14 hours of voting, some constituencies in the Brong Ahafo and Ashanti Regions, are yet to take their turn as at 8:00am, Sunday.

This situation nearly resulted in chaos with delegates from the two regions, openly expressing resentments over the conduct of party officials in charge of the voting process.

The Brong Ahafo Regional delegates, in particular, felt sabotaged by the party executives.

Clearly unhappy with the turn of events, about 50 delegates from the Brong Ahafo region, left the Congress grounds in a fit of anger.

Speaking in an interview with Nana Yaw Kesseh on UTV and PeaceFM, Alhaji Bermah Moro, Sunyani East Dep. Treasurer, accused the NDC National Organizer, Kofi Adams, of being the mastermind behind the political machinations against the Regions left to vote.

According to him, Kofi Adams has ulterior motives to frustrate and prevent delegates from the two regions to exercise their franchise.

"But he won’t succeed. We will vote no matter what. We won't cower and give in to such political elimination by rough tactics. No matter how long it takes, we will wait and vote today," he stated emphatically.

"It is just common sense to have delegates from outside Accra, cast their vote first. How can you allow Greater Accra, Eastern and Central Regional delegates, who are closer to the venue in times of regional proximity, to do theirs before us (B/A delegates)?" he quizzed.

Peacefmonline.com will seek the reaction of Mr Adams regarding this accusation. As at the time of filing this report, he was on the dais coordinating the voting process.
 





Delegates drawn from constituencies in three other Regions: Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and Volta are expected to vote before counting begins, somewhere after 9am.

About 15,000 people, made up of 9,350 delegates and 5,650 observers, thronged the Accra International Trade Fair Centre to decide the fate of the 65 candidates vying for various positions.

Two constituencies barred 

Two constituencies; Affram Plains South and Kade, both in the Eastern Region will not take part in the congress for the reason that they have not been able to hold elections at the branch level. 

Also barred from the elections are some foreign branches of the party, for the same reason. 

The affected constituencies and branches are only attending the congress as observers, and not as delegates. 

Meanwhile, counting of votes and possible declaration of victors, is likely to be around 4pm.
 
Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
 
 

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