NDC Elections: Ballot Papers burnt in Upper Denkyira West

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Constituency elections for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) were canceled after all election documents were burned due to disagreements about the location of the elections.

According to sources, divisions within the party were unable to reach an agreement on holding the election at Denkyira Subin.

The decision by the incumbent Constituency Chairman, John Kay, enraged some members, who allegedly burned ballot papers and attacked Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) employees.

Ambrose Amoah-Ashiah, former District Chief Executive (DCE) for Upper Denkyira West, verified this on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen show on Wednesday.

He blamed the mayhem on Peter Nana Boamah, an ambitious constituency chairman, and other party executives.

The former DCE also accused some National Executives of conspiring with others to depose the incumbent chairman, who was instrumental in the NDC capturing the Upper Denkyira West parliamentary seat for the first time.

Delegates were allowed to vote for their favorite candidates, according to Mr. Amoah-Ashiah, despite the fact that the voting papers were burned.

As a result, he viewed the party’s demand that the election is re-held as unusual.

According to the former DCE, the delegates who became enraged because they had traveled considerable distances to the polling center were unwilling to vote again unless those who burned the ballot papers were punished.

“If the people who burned the papers are punished, there will be peace.” “As a political party, we do not accept impunity,” he raged.

Mr. Amoah-Ashiah stated that they will not allow another election in Upper Denkyira West till justice is done.

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