Voting has begun in the Ablekuma West New Patriotic Party primary amidst mass resignation by the constituency executives of the party.

The constituency is organising a late primary Saturday, to elect a candidate to represent the NPP ahead of the 2016 polls but it appears the problems that led to the postponement of the elections are far from over.

After several months of postponement the party scheduled the election for Saturday April 9, 2016 but on the eve of Election Day, the acting chairman, his vice, women's organiser and ten other constituency executives have all resigned citing manipulation by the incumbent MP Ursula Owusu Erkuful.

Joy News' Latif Iddris who is present at the Constituency to monitor events of the election say only two constituency executives have been left at post- the organizer and his deputy.

One of the candidates, Theophilus Tetteh pulled out of the election claiming the decision by the constituency to use two albums for the election is only to favour the incumbent.

Only two candidates- Ursula Owusu and Roni Nicole- have been left in an election in which the incumbent is the overwhelming favorite.

Ursula Owusu is already beaming with confidence ahead of counting and declaration.

"Based on my proven track record of performance in the constituency in the last election and my interactions with all the delegates and the work i have been able to do in the constituency since i was elected MP.

"It is not something which is hidden. It is something that everybody is aware of and they have assured me that i shouldn't worry that they will vote for me.

"Until the votes are counted and the ballot declared you can't be sure but i am confident that in this constituency i will win," she said.

Her confidence notwithstanding, Ursula Owusu also protested that most of his candidates cannot find their names in the register and were not allowed to vote. In all, some 1,200 delegates are expected to cast their ballots. Latif Iddris reports the process has been peaceful thus far.

Source: Myjoyonline

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