Voting takes off in Talensi by-election

Voting started at 07.00 hours on Tuesday in the Talensi Constituency by-election in which eight candidates representing various political parties are contesting.

Tongo (UE/R), July 7, GNA – Voting started at 07.00 hours on Tuesday in the Talensi Constituency by-election in which eight candidates representing various political parties are contesting.

So far, voting in all the polling stations visited was progressing peacefully and the queues were in order.

By 07.40 hours, 36 people had voted at the Gbeogo polling station while 50 others were in queue. The Tongo Central polling station had 30 people in queue and 24 had voted as at 07.50 hours.

At the Roman Catholic polling station, 28 people out of the 367 registered voters had cast their ballot by 07.55 hours.

There was no queue as voters trickled in one at a time to vote. At the Zubeogo polling station which has 715 registered voters, 45 people had cast their votes, while 40 others were in queue.

By 08.22 hours, 47 had cast their votes out of the 435 registered voters at the Zubeogo old court polling station, with 25 others in queue.

Ms Akua Swanzi, a polling assistant at the Roman Catholic polling station said they had all the materials on time and the identities of all voters were being verified before they were allowed to vote.

The various political parties were well represented at all the centres and security personnel were also present. There was a rather heavy security presence before voting started and all vehicles getting into the Constituency were thoroughly searched.

The former Member of Parliament for Talensi, Mr Robert Naachinaab Musuore resigned a few weeks ago from parliament after he was enskinned Chief of the Tongo Traditional Area, thereby necessitating a by-election to fill in the vacant parliamentary seat for that constituency.

The candidates vying for the seat include Dr Michael Namalteng Wombeogo on the ticket of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Mr Benson Tongo Baba for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) , Mr Thomas Wuni Duanab for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and Mr Joseph Toatoba, standing for the Progressive Peoples’ Party (PPP).

The rest are Mr Dennis Atiah Tambil contesting on the ticket of the Independent People’s Party (IPP), Mr James Mambora Doubil for the New Vision Party (NVP), Yaro Philip Bameezina standing for the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), whiles Mr Issac Kuugarzore is standing on the ticket of the United Progressive Party (UPP).

GNA


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