Voting by delegates of the governing New Patriotic Party to elect candidates for the coming December general election generally went on peacefully across the various polling centres in the Ashanti Region.

At the Manhyia North constituency, considered to be one of the hotspots, the atmosphere in all the polling centres visited by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) was relaxed.

The 560 delegates showed political maturity – conducted themselves well.

The contest for the parliamentary ticket was a straight battle between Mr. Collins Owusu Amankwaa, the incumbent, and Mr. Kwabena Konadu.

The story was not any different in the Ejisu constituency where 750 delegates voted in 140 polling centres to decide who would be leading the party in the area to the December parliamentary election.

The incumbent MP, Mr. Kwabena Owusu Aduomi faced a challenge from two others – Mr. John Kumah and Madam Abena Pokua.

The acrimony that characterized the campaign of the contestants was completely absent on the voting day.

Things were the same in the Offinso South – everything was calm and smooth. This was the very place where some aggrieved party activists mounted series of protests and invoked curses on party executives for disqualifying their preferred candidates.

Six hundred and ninety (690) candidates decided the fate of the three contestants – Mr. Ben Abdallah Banda, the incumbent, Dr. Isaac Yaw Opoku and Desmond Chris Appiah.


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