NPP polls: Delegate dies at voting center in Accra

A delegate has collapsed and later confirmed dead at a polling station in the ongoing parliamentary primaries of the governing NPP in Ablekuma South in the Greater Accra region. The deceased, Jonathan Nii Otu, according to Starr News sources, was rushed to the Korle Bu teaching hospital where he was confirmed dead from cardiac arrest Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile,  delegates in Amasaman are fuming over the decision of the party to call off today’s parliamentary primary following the court injunction. The delegates are also angry over their inability to secure their transportation fares back to their various homes as a result of the cancellation of the polls.

According to Starr News Daniel Nii Lartey who is monitoring events there, the ” delegates are not as upset over the cancellation of the polls as they are about the challenge in getting money for transport to their homes”.
An aspirant in the polls Rockson Adu Boahene on Friday obtained an interlocutory injunction to stop the election after he was disqualified from the contest. The ruling party is holding the primaries in about 100 constituencies where they have no incumbent in parliament. Such constituencies are known as orphan constituencies.