The New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primaries witnessed heightened tensions and police intervention at the Bortianor-Ngleshie-Amafrom and Anyaa-Sowutuom constituencies, reflecting the challenges of the ongoing internal party elections.
At Bortianor-Ngleshie-Amafrom, one individual was apprehended for attempting to obstruct a delegate from voting, arguing that her name was not on the register. The suspect insisted that the delegate should be barred from participating in the electoral process. Quick police intervention prevented the situation from escalating into violence.
Meanwhile, a clash erupted at Anyaa-Sowutuom between Mustapha Osman, the Nasara Coordinator, and Hajia Hawa, the constituency Women’s Organiser. The dispute centered around the eligibility of a delegate to vote. Once again, police swiftly stepped in to prevent the altercation from escalating further.
In Mion constituency, police officers had to escort Rashid Goodman out of the voting area to prevent potential violence. Goodman faced accusations of assaulting the NPP Constituency Chairman, Sule Fuseini Alhassan. However, during police questioning, Goodman denied the allegations.
These incidents underscore the intensity and rivalries within the NPP during its internal electoral processes, highlighting the need for effective dispute resolution mechanisms to maintain party unity and ensure a smooth electioneering process.