May 30, 2011

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is to organise a re-run of Parliamentary primaries in two constituencies.

This party’s National Appeals Board took the decision after receiving petitions from the April 30 nationwide primaries.

The constituencies are Atwima Kwawuma in the Ashanti Region, and North Tongu in the Volta Region.

In the case of Atwima Kwanwoma, there was a tie in the results of the sitting MP and another candidate who both had 205 votes.

In the North Tongu constituency, some electoral coordinators and some delegates who had the mandate to vote were prevented from voting therefore prompting the committee to recommend that the election be re-run in that constituency.

The party has scheduled June 4 for the re-run, pending a confirmation from the regions and the Electoral Commission.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/