The upcoming parliamentary primaries of the opposition National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) will be held in 157 constituencies across the country.
524 aspirants have been cleared to contest in the polls on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
Polls at Asawase and Ellembelle constituencies as well as three other constituencies have been put on hold due to petitions by some of the aspirants.
Meanwhile, there will be no election in 39 constituencies where incumbent Members of Parliaments (MPs’) and aspirants are contesting unopposed.
General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia who announced these at a media briefing on Wednesday said already, six aspirants in the primaries have been disqualified a few days to the polls.
The affected persons include Alhaji Ibrahim Dori (Bawku Central), Dr. King Suleyman Dima Bachiesichang (Sisala East), Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed Rabiyu (Salaga North) and Maxwell Okah Okai (Agona East).
The rest are Raphael Parku and Kwame Aduhene Kwarteng, both for the Juaboso Constituency.
Attached below is the break down of the primaries:
Total number of aspirants that filed per each region:
Aspirants cleared to contest in each region:
Constituencies put on hold: