Chaos rocks NPP Parliamentary Primaries elections
The Parliamentary primaries elections of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) held in the Bantama Constituency was brought to an abrupt halt after some delegates and their supporters engaged in a fight.
Some supporters of the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Daniel Oyem-Aboagye, engaged in fist blows with some delegates which led them to halt the elections for about 30minutes.
The delegates are said to be members of the security agencies while others are reported to be Foreign Affairs staff.
According to the supporters of Mr Oyem-Aboagye, the delegates were prevented from voting, stressing that the laws governing the primaries bars them from voting.
The security officials had a hard time separating the two camps when they exchanged words and fought.
In ensuring that the two camps resolve the issue amicably and continue the elections, Election Officer (EO) at the polling station explained that there was little he could do to refrain the “unqualified” voters from voting since their names were already in the register.
He indicated that once they have passed the test to have their names in the party’s register they could not be disenfranchised.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE