September 22, 2020

Asante Akyem North NPP parliamentary primary suspended

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has suspended the parliamentary primary in the Asante Akyem North Constituency in the Ashanti Region following a court injunction.

Some of the delegates filed for the injunction arguing that their names have been removed from the register for the election.

The incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi is contesting the seat with Kwadwo Baah Agyemang, a former MP for the area.

Mr Appiah-Kubi defeated Baah Agyemang in the last NPP primary and went ahead to win the parliamentary election io enter the Legislative House.

Baah Agyemang is bent on snatching the seat back and the constituency had been labeled as one of the hotspots in Saturday’s primaries being organized in 100 constituencies across the country by the NPP.

Constituency delegates in the 100 constituencies are meeting on Saturday with a one agenda item – election of a parliamentary candidate.

Due to the coronavirus disease and the need to observe social distancing, the NPP has decided that each delegate should vote in their electoral area.

Voting will start at 7 am and end at 1 pm.

The National Organiser of the NPP, Mr Sammy Awuku confirmed on Friday morning that the primary in the Asante Akyem North constituency has been suspended following the court case.

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Source: Politics