NPP’s Big Day of Decision
The biggest opposition party in Ghana the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is going to the polls today to decide who leads the party to the national elections in December 2015. Voting is taking place nationwide in 275 constituencies with 140,000 delegates casting their ballots.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo a onetime Attorney General and Foreign Minister in the Kuffour government, one of the three contestants is expected to win the polls. The two other contestants are Alan Kyeremanten a former US ambassador and Minister of Trade also in the Kuffour regime and a Member of Parliament Addai Nimoh.
So far the voting has been proceeding with a few isolated incidents such as some delegates not finding their names in the electoral registers. Some reports on Breeze 90.9 also indicate that some delegates are reportedly stranded over lack of transportation for them.
Reports indicate that Nana Akufo Addo had to dole out GHC 600,000.00 approx $200,000.00 to support the elections following allegations that the national office of the party had failed to provide ample funds for the elections.
Voting ends at 3pm and it is expected that the winner will be announced by 8pm GMT.