NDC Primaries End, Counting Underway

Counting is currently underway at various polling stations across the country after voting in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential and parliamentary primaries  ended on Tuesday evening.

Over two million party members were expected to endorse the candidature of sitting President John Dramani Mahama after standing unopposed to lead the party in the 2016 general elections.

Sources however reveal that the turnout has not been impressive amidst incidents of violence between supporters of various candidates and the candidates themselves.

President Mahama is going for a second term, having succeeded the late president John Evans Atta Mills who passed away before the 2012 polls.

He has served notice he is expecting at least a 100% endorsement.

Meanwhile the pockets of violence and agitations characterized Saturday’s exercise has resulted in the postponement of the primaries in the affected constituencies to allow the national hierarchy of the NDC settles the impasse between aggrieved groups.

In the Ashanti region for instance, voting in eight constituencies was postponed to Sunday, November 22, 2015, due to shortage of electoral materials.