Over 500 delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Upper Denkyira West Constituency were left stranded as the ballots for Saturday’s constituency elections failed to reach the voting centre at Denkyira Subin.
According to incumbent Constituency Chairman, John Kay, the ballots were burnt and officials of the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) attacked by some unknown assailants.
He accused his challenger, Peter Nana Boamah, for the mayhem.
Chairman John Kay told delegates that his challenger, who only defected from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) some months ago, instructed his thugs to perpetrate the attacks.
Therefore, the elections were bound to be cancelled just like many others in the Central Region.
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The delegates, most of whom got angry because they had travelled long distances to the voting centre, threatened to boycott all activities of the party if the elections were cancelled.
Consequently, chairman John Kay told all gathered that he had the permission of the regional chairman and the National Chairman for the elections to go ahead whatever means possible.
And so he instructed delegates to place two boxes at the voting centre and put in quickly printed “ballots” for their preferred candidates – him or Nana Boamah.
The elections would be without the EC officials as they were nowhere near the venue.