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NDC congress: Armed police guard ballot boxes

Gun-wielding policemen are keeping watch over transparent ballot boxes holding the ballots of delegates from seven regions.

Delegates from the Upper East. Upper West, Northern, Central, Volta, Eastern and Western Region have completed voting, leaving those from Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and Greater Accra regions, some of who are still in queues.

Electoral officers are hoping counting will begin soon so the process would come to a close. Of the outstanding regions, only a handful constituencies are yet to vote.

Background

About 15,000 people, made up of 9,350 delegates and 5,650 observers, thronged the Accra International Trade Fair Centre to decide the fate of the 65 candidates vying for various positions.

Several party bigwigs took to the platform to address members and sympathisers of what has to be collectively done if they are to wrestle back power from the incumbent governing party.

Founder of the NDC and former President Jerry John Rawlings in an unexpected fashion delivered the shortest ‘harmless’ speech ever to the party when he took his turn, admonishing the party to ‘listen to themselves’ since everything had already been said.

 Source: Graphic.com.gh

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