Forty five (45) out of 47 constituencies are gearing up to go to the polls to elect their constituency executives within the opposition National democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region.
Two constituencies: Manhyia North and Subin will not take part in the elections.
This is because there have been various petitions filed against the electoral processes in the constituencies.
XYZ News‘ Ashanti regional correspondent, Jonathan Ofori reports on Saturday June 23 that several other constituencies in the region have raised similar concerns but Regional Chairman, Mr Yaw Owusu Obimpeh insists the elections will be held in all 45 constituencies as stated by the party.
Checks made by XYZ News at the Mampong Constituency indicate that the party executives have postponed their scheduled polls indefinitely due to lack of funds.
Party activists within the constituency however tell XYZ News it will be held on Tuesday, June 26.
Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Police Command has deployed a number of security personnel at various election centers to maintain law and order.
Meanwhile,aspirant in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearership race and former National Health Insurance Scheme boss, Sylvester Mensah has urged members of the NDC to go to the polls devoid of violence to ensure a peaceful constituency election.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, 21st June 2018, he established that issues surrounding the party’s elections scheduled for the weekend has been alarming following attacks by some group of persons to ruin the voting process.
He also said some constituency conferences have been suspended to that effect.
“I call on all stakeholders to ensure that the elections are conducted in a democratic, civil, peaceful, fair and transparent manner. Unfortunately there have been complaints and reports about how some groups of persons are seeking to vitiate the process in order to subvert the interest of the larger party and for parochial interests. This has led to the suspension of some constituency conferences. It is however assuring to see that party leadership at the national level working to address these avoidable occurrences”. The post read.