The primary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira constituency of the Western Region, originally scheduled for Saturday, December 2, 2023 has now been slated for Saturday, December 9, 2023.
The decision was taken after a crunch closed door meeting between the NPP’s Western Regional executives, the Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira constituency executives and the two parliamentary candidate hopefuls for the constituency, Catherine Afeku and Justice Kangah.
Catherine Afeku is a farmer Member of Parliament for the area and a former Minister for Tourism while her only contender, Justice Kangah, is a businessman.
A source at the meeting told DAILY GUIDE that the two candidates agreed for the Parliamentary primaries to take place after it was decided that the voting will take place at three centers within the constituency.
Later in an interview, Catherine Afeku, confirmed that the Parliamentary primary for the area will take place on Saturday at three different polling centers.
It would be recalled that the Parliamentary primaries for the Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira New Patriotic Party (NPP) originally to take place in December 2, 2023 was cancelled owing to a disagreement over the polling centre.
The exercise was scheduled to take place at Gwira-Bamiako, but the Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) advised that the election should be held at a neutral centre for security reasons.
Although the Western Regional NPP Executives were bent on conducting it at Gwira-Bamiako, the exercise was called off after two different centres were allegedly set up at Gwira-Bamianko and Axim, a situation that confused the Electoral Commission.
The Western Regional NPP Secretary, Okatekyire Amankwa Afrifa expressed frustration and said the exercise was postponed due to the unwillingness on the part of some of the delegates to agree to the initial venue for the event.
From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi