Mr Allen De-Graft Quansah, NDC Ashaiman Constituency Secretary, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said members should ignore some media reports about a group threatening to file a suit at the Accra High Court to contest the qualification of one of the six aspirants.

Mr Quansah stated that the said “court intention” by the group to disqualify Mr Ernest Norgbey, on alleged grounds of not being a registered member in the constituency, “is an exercise in futility”.

He indicated that everything is in order and ready for the primaries to take off at the scheduled 0700 hours on Saturday.

The elections, he said, would take place at two designated polling station each in all the 17 electoral areas in the constituency.

Each of the six candidates is expected to have a polling agent at each polling station to monitor on his behalf.

A total of 12,336 members whose data was captured in the provisional biometric register have been confirmed eligible to participate in the election to decide on who leads them in the 2016 parliamentary election.

The six candidates who were cleared by the vetting committee to contest the primaries include; Mr Alfred Agbesi, the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Mr Emmanuel Max Voy, an Entrepreneur, Numo Addinortey Addison , a former Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Abass Osabutey, Mr Emmanuel Kumadey, a lawyer and Mr Ernest Norgbey, a businessman.

Meanwhile, Mr Norgbey has been tipped to capture the seat from the incumbent Agbesi due to the MP’s failure to stick to his promise of not contesting the 2016 elections.

Mr Agbesi, who became the MP of the constituency in 2004, during the 2012 election promised not to contest the seat again but changed his mind and picked and file nomination to contest the upcoming primaries.

According to Mr Agbesi, he decided to contest the seat again because his intentions was to complete with the late President John Mills’ term but he unfortunately passed on before his term could end.

This compelled him to decide to contest again to support President John Dramani Mahama.

Mr Norgbey, on the other hand, has been profiled as “the darling boy” of the NDC National Chairman, Mr Kofi Porturphy.

Campaign has been intensified in the constituency as the candidates are now embarking on house- to- house campaign ahead of the primaries.


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