NDC Okays 524 Parliamentary Aspirants for Saturday’s Primaries

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Stephen Nani

The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has confirmed that about 524 parliamentary aspirants are contesting for the party’s parliamentary primaries this weekend.

He added that all the number of persons contesting for the seat have been cleared by the party’s vetting committee without any issues attached to them.

The NDC for the past months had begun the processes involved in electing parliamentary aspirants ahead of their scheduled date for the parliamentary primaries to select candidates to lead the party in various constituencies ahead of the 2020 general elections.

Addressing the media at the party’s headquarters in Accra, Mr. Asiedu Nketia noted that, the party has put all the necessary plans in place to allow the primaries come off this weekend. He, however, added that some 74 constituencies will not take part in the Saturday, August 24th Primaries, while elections will also not be held in 39 constituencies because either one person picked forms or the vetting committees passed only one person, who is automatically declared parliamentary candidate to lead the party in the general election.

He stressed that the ballot paper arrangements are all set to be dispatched and he also outlines some of the constituencies where the elections will be taking place.

“Elections have been suspended in 5 constituencies due to unsettled issues and misunderstandings. Saturday’s primaries will only be held in 157 constituencies across the country”, he said.

Mr. Nketia also urged the aspirants who fail to win the primaries, not to give up and support the winner as he thanked the party members and aspirants for conducting themselves in the running to the primaries.

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