Martin Korsah, Director of Elections, NPP
Martin Korsah, Director of Elections, NPP

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has debunked claims that two albums were used in the Ablekuma West Primary , which was won by the incumbent MP, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful.

Martin Korsah, Director of Elections, NPP
Martin Korsah, Director of Elections, NPP

Some party delegates and the former Constituency Chairman , Theophilus Tetteh who was an aspirant but pulled out in the last minute, have suggested that , two albums were used in the primary to give undue advantage to Mrs Ekuful.

However in a statement, the party said, “The Election Directorate wishes to clarify that following the NEC decision of 30th March 2016, two albums were merged culminating in only ONE (1) album and which was used in yesterday’s election. It is therefore completely erroneous as some seek to suggest after the merger, that two separate albums existed for the election”.

Below is the full statement:

10th April, 2016
Press Release

ABLEKUMA WEST CONSTITUENCY PARLIAMENTARY PRIMARY

The New Patriotic Party yesterday successfully conducted the Ablekuma West Constituency Parliamentary Primary. The outcome of the election is as follows:

Total Eligible Voters 1,168
Total Votes cast 876
Total valid votes 871

Ursula Owusu Ekuful polled 554 representing 63.60%.
Robert Kwesi Hayfron polled 317 representing 36.40%.

Total rejected ballots 5
Total percentage turnout-75%

The Election Directorate wishes to clarify that following the NEC decision of 30th March 2016, two albums were merged culminating in only ONE (1) album and which was used in yesterday’s election. It is therefore completely erroneous as some seek to suggest after the merger, that two separate albums existed for the election.

The directorate congratulates delegates for a massive turnout as well as the aspirants for their cooperation which ensured a smooth, peaceful and successful election. Same goes to the Police Service and the Electoral Commission for their assistance.

…Signed…
Martin Korsah
(Director, Election)

Source: Atinkaonline.com

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