The Awutu Senya East constituency, one of the 23 constituencies barred from holding primaries when the National Democratic Congress (NDC) held its national parliamentary primaries in August 2019, is expected to go to the polls today, October 19, ABC News can report.
The election in the Awutu Senya East constituency will witness over 1200 delegates deciding the next parliamentary candidate for the party ahead of the 2020 general elections, ABC News can report
Ahmadu Tauriq, Constituency Secretary of the NDC in Awutu Senya East Constituency, said the election was placed on hold due to some misunderstandings in the constituency but the party believes it is ready now for the election.
“In terms of operation, everything is on course. The police is ready. Everything will be in order and it will be successful. There is no party security, what we have is the police who are going to provide security on the grounds,” he said.
The aspiring parliamentary candidates contesting in the elections are Alex Aboge, Kanga Kesse [Esq], Daniel Kojo Awer, Haruna Tetteh, Perez Laryea and Naa Koryor who is the only woman amongst them.
The aspirant who wins will have to battle it out with the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP, Mavis Hawa Koomson who is also the Minister for Special Development Initiatives in the 2020 general elections.