NDC Constituency Elections Fraught with Irregularities (Video)

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The opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC, held constituency elections on Saturday, October 22, with widespread delays in sending ballot materials, irregularities on ballot papers, and missing ballot papers, among other issues.

Voting has been halted in the Bawku central, Binduri and Bawku West districts in the upper east region due to a shortage of ballots.

Ballot papers for some portfolios in the three constituencies could not be accounted for during the election, leading to confusion.

Voting delayed in all three constituencies due to the late arrival of the ballot papers and officials.

The Bawku central began their voting at 12 noon and the process was going on smoothly and peacefully until around 3.00pm when it was detected that the ballot for deputy organizer and other positions could not be traced.

This came as a surprise for prospective voters.

An aspiring chairman Adamu Salaam Aruka, therefore called the postponement of the polls for the portfolios that have no ballots papers.

The regional youth organizer and election supervisor, Abraham Azumah Lambon, blamed the challenge on the printing press.

In all 1,341 delegates are expected to cast their ballot in the Bawku central.

Prospective voters in the Binduri constituency had to wait until 4:00pm to start voting due to the late arrival of voting materials.

Voters are expected to complete balloting over twelve booths hence there was high anxiety voting could not be completed.

For the voters at Zebilla for the Bawku west constituency, voting was about starting well after 5.00pm.

Here, candidates position on the ballot papers were swapped forcing the officials to return them to Bolga for corrections

Over 821 contestants are vying for various positions across the region.

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