Voters hoot at Ade Coker as polls close; counting begins

Some voters at the Awhiam polling station in the Ningo Prampram constituency have hooted at the Regional Chairman of the governing National Democratic Congress.

Ade Coker and his deputy had paid a visit to the constituency on Sunday to witness voting at the constituency notorious for violence 24 hours ago.

But the men were met with boos and jeers from the constituents, some of whom did not know why they had to come to the polling station.

Some of the voters told Joy News’ Kwetey Nartey they would not allow anybody who is not detailed to be part of the election process to come anywhere close to the ballot.

Ade and his men had no choice but to drive away.
Voting was halted for several minutes as a result but resumed shortly after they had left.

Ade Coker had partly blamed one of the contestants in the constituency primary for the violence that characterised yesterday’s primary.

He told Joy News the party was going to take disciplinary action against Sam George for yesterdays chaotic scenes.

George is threatening to unseat the incumbent ET Mensah who is seeking his fifth term in Parliament.

Tempers flared yesterday with accusations and counter accusations from the two men forcing national officers to reschedule voting for Sunday.

There was relative calm in most part of the polling centres, Kwetey reported.

Meanwhile, voting has closed at exactly 5:00 pm. Electoral officers are now beginning to sort out the ballots for counting and declaration to be done.


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