Saturday 24th August, 2019
By Maxwell Awumah, GNA
Ho, Aug. 24, GNA – There was near fisticuffs
from heated arguments at the Dela Cathedral venue of the Ho Central
Constituency primary, when two aspirants engaged each other in a battle of
Mr Stanley Glate, confronted and tried to
prevent his colleague contestant Mr Emmanuel Dzamefe from exercising his
franchise by referring to him as not eligible to vote.
He contended that Mr Dzamefe failed to
resign his position as Branch Secretary of Lume, against the Party’s constitution.
Mr Glate insisted it was illegal for his
opponent to vote, which drew their supporters into the melee and nearly
degenerated into fisticuffs.
It took the timely intervention of the
Police to calm nerves and stitch the matter.
Mr Dzamefe however cast his ballot
eventually after tension died down.
Mr George Dake, Second Vice Chairman of
Volta NDC said the Party’s structures ought to be occasioned in this matter to
avoid personalisation of the issue.
Mrs Gloria Boahemaa Asante, Ho Municipal Director
of the Electoral Commission said five branches – RTC, Klefe Demete, Takla
Agbokope Booth, Voradep village and GPRTU were on hold and added that the
Commission could not disqualify anyone whose name was on the roll.
She said a total of 1,296 delegates were
expected to cast the ballot to elect a candidate to represent the Party for the
Other aspirants include; Mr Benjamin Kpodo,
the incumbent, Mr Edem Kpotosu, Mr Gordon Akpadie and Mr Eric Bene.