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Huge turnout at Ablekuma West NPP primary

file photoVoting is underway to elect a parliamentary candidate for Ablekuma West Constituency in Accra to represent the New Patriotic Party in the November 7 elections.

The primary in the constituency was delayed due to a disagreement over the credibility of the voters’ register, which supporters of former constituency chairman, Theophilus Tetteh challenged at the High Court.

Today’s primary was okayed after the National Executive Committee of the party resolved to allow two different voters’ register to be used in the exercise after back and forth.

TV3’s correspondent Jonathan Adams reports large number of voters have thronged the only voting centre at the Dansoman Police Station to cast their vote., adding that it has been peaceful  so far.

About 1,260 members of the party are expected to vote in the primary.

Ahead of the today’s primary, Mr Tetteh who was contesting the incumbent Member of Parliament, Ursula Owusu Ekuful and Robert Kwesi Hayfron Nicole withdrew from the race.

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On Friday night some 13-constituency executives announced their resignation from the party citing the decision to allow the use of the two registers for the primary.

“We have all resigned!” the disgruntled executives who stormed the studio of TV3 Friday night announced.

“The NEC, Nana Akufo_addo has taken a decision. They say if you don’t like it, you can leave the party. We have left the party for Nana Akufo-Addo and Usurla Owusu. They should carry it!” Mr Tetteh said.

By Stephen Kwabena Effah|tv3network.com|Ghana

Twitter @steviekgh

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