Alleged double registration nearly mars Adaklu NDC Primaries

By Sumaiya Salifu Saeed, GNA    

Adaklu (VR), Aug. 24, GNA – The smooth
electoral process in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Adaklu constituency
parliamentary primary election nearly got marred when the name of two delegates
appeared twice on the voters register.

Some delegates described the appearance of
the names in both the branch and constituency registers as double registration,
which resulted in agitations.  

For some minutes, there was chaos at the
polling centre with agents and delegates engaging in heated verbal exchanges.

Mr Samuel Atomy Dorfe, NDC Constituency
Chairman, told the GNA that it was a case of miscommunication that could easily
be resolved.

He explained that the two persons whose
names appeared twice were once executives at branch levels but were co-opted
into at the constituency level.

Mr Dorfe explained that when the two were
co-opted, their names should have been struck out at the branch level and
replaced and assured that the two delegates would vote only once at the constituency

One of the aspirants, Mr Raymond Akpatsa,
also had issues with the register as his name could not be found on either the
branch or constituency registers.

He said he originally had his electoral
centre in Accra but transferred his vote to Adaklu and that did not reflect on
the register.

Mr Akpatsa was, however, allowed to vote but
the Electoral Commission asked the Party’s electoral committee to write a
report on it.

After about an hour, the centre was calmed
with some delegates seen leaving the grounds.