‘Antoa’ curse to force NDC execs. at Atebubu to end polls?

With less than an hour to end polls in the National Democratic Congress primaries, executives at the Atebubu-Amantin Constituency in the Brong Ahafo Region are likely to postpone the elections due to low voter turnout.

The low turnout has been the results of an invocation of the ‘antoa’ deity on the delegates by some aggrieved party members to scare the delegates from voting because their favourite candidate, Sampson Owusu Boateng, has been disqualified.

The supporters say they will only reverse the curse if Mr Boateng, who is the District Chief Executive in the area, is allowed to contest in the primaries to stand the chance of representing the party in the constituency, our Regional correspondent, Larry Paa Kwesi Moses reported

TV3 sources within the constituency executives, say the constituency chairman, Kwasi Kyere and his executives are currently in a crunch discussions with Electoral Commission officials to consider the option of suspending the polls in the area.

“The postponement is an option they are seriously considering,” TV3’s Regional Correspondent Larry Kofi Moses, reports. Our sources say Mr Kyere told the executives that it will be a disgrace for him and the executives should the results be announced at the close of polls.

A total of 200 out of 10,413 delegates in the constituency have cast their ballot as at 4:00PM.

Our correspondent says the polls have consequently been characterised by voter apathy in the constituency due to the invocation of the ‘Antoa’ deity, hence unwilling to vote in the primaries. As at 12:35, only 100 delegates had voted.

By Stephen Kwabena Effah|3news.com|Ghana