By Nana Akyea Aboagye
More than 2,000 delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), are casting their vote to elect a Parliamentary Candidate for the Odododiodioo Constituency in the Greater Accra Region.
This comes after the dismissal of an interlocutory injunction application filed by a disqualified candidate, Mr. Michael Nii Yarboi Annan, leading to the party’s initial indefinite postponement of the election.
The elections, which started at 8 a.m. on Sunday, end at 4 p.m.
The Functional Executive Committee of the NDC, in November 2023, disqualified Mr. Michael Nii Yarboi Annan from contesting in the parliamentary election in the Odododiodioo Constituency.
According to the party, considering the evidence presented, the special committee was unable to endorse Mr. Annan’s qualification to contest the parliamentary primaries in the Odododiodoo constituency based on Article 41(8)(b) of the NDC Constitution, which stipulates that, “a candidate must be an active member of the party at the Constituency level for the four years immediately preceding the date of filing nominations.”
The party postponed the primaries in the Odododiodioo constituency indefinitely due to a Court injunction obtained by the disqualified candidate.
On a visit to the Polling Centre, delegates of the National Democratic Congress were casting their vote to elect a Parliamentary Candidate to represent the Constituency in the 2024 elections. TwoCandidates, Mr. Michael Nii Yarboi Annan, and Mr. Alfred Nii Kotey Ashie, are vying for the parliamentary slot.
The District Electoral Officer at the Electoral Commission, Mr. Eric Okyere said the election delayed due to “constraints with logistics”.
The Chairman of the NDC in the Odododiodioo Constituency, Mr. Paul Nii Oblie Laryea in an interview with GBC NEWS described the electoral process as “smooth”.
There was heavy security presence at the James Town Police station, which hosted three polling centres to maintain law and order.
The election ends at 4 p.m., and a winner will be declared after the vote count.