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#NDCPrimaries: Polls close in chaotic primaries; counting on

Voting has ended nationwide at constituencies where the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential and parliamentary primaries took place.

Over two million party members were expected to endorse the candidature of sitting president John Dramani Mahama after standing unopposed to lead the party in the 2016 general elections.

Mahama is going for a second term, having succeeded the late president John Evans Atta Mills who passed away before the 2012 polls.

He has served notice he is expecting at least a 100% endorsement.

Counting is currently underway in an internal poll of the ruling party of Ghana which was marred by pockets of chaos, especially in the Ningo Prampram constituency where veteran MP ET Mensah and presidential staffer Sam George engaged in a tug of war.

Voting was also suspended at some polling stations because some aspirants and supporters could not find their names in the voters’ register. In the Ashanti region for instance, voting in eight constituencies was postponed to tomorrow, Sunday, November 22, 2015, due to shortage of electoral materials.

They are Bosomtwi, New Edubiase, Subin, Atwima Nwabiagye North, Manhyia South, Asante Akim North, Afram Plains North, and Obuasi East.

The Ghana Police Service said the elections have been generally peaceful.

Source: Ghana/

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