2,637 Vie For District Assembly Elections In ER

Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan, EC Boss
About 2,637 aspirants have filed to contest in the upcoming district assembly elections, slated for March 3, in the 819 electoral areas of the eligible 25 districts of the Eastern Region.

Information available to this paper indicates that out of the 26 district and municipal assemblies in the region, Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly will not participate in the polls since the assembly held elections in 2013 to elect assembly members. As a result, only the other 25 districts will participate in the March 3 polls.

The statistics released by the Eastern Regional Director of Elections indicate that out of the 2,637 aspirants to contest, 157 are females while 2,048 are males.

The statistics also indicate that a total of 4,819 aspirants—475 women and 4,344 men—shall also contest for unit committee positions.

Salormey Dodgey, the Regional EC boss, told the paper in an interview that all was set for the elections to take place, adding that the EC would collaborate with the police to maintain law and order across all the polling stations in the region.

He noted that Akuapem North has the highest numbers of aspirants (178), followed by New Jauben, 167; Fantweaka, 140; Yilo Krobo, 137; East Akim Municipal, 135; Birim Central, 128; Upper Manya Krobo, 125; Asuogyaman District, 115; Afram Plains North, 106; Kwaebibirim, 116 and Atwia District, 101.

The others are Suhum, 95; Nsawam/Adoagyiri, 95; Kwahu South, 93; Kwahu East, 70; Afram Plains South, 97; Kwahu West, 76; Akuapem South, 70; Birim North, 87; Ayensuano, 98; West Akim, 97; Upper West Akim, 78; Birim South, 73; Akyemansa, 95 and Demkyembour, 65.

He called on the electorate to come out in their numbers and cast their votes to elect their preferred assembly members

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