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NPP Primaries: Man arrested after threatening mayhem on November 4

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Police on Thursday, October 26, arrested suspect, Ibrahim Iddrissu Shummah.

According to the Police, the suspect was seen in a viral video threatening to attack and prevent people from voting in the upcoming Flag bearer election of the New Patriotic Party in the Assin Central Constituency.

“The suspect is in custody assisting investigation,” the Police indicated in a statement.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare on Thursday engaged representatives from the Electoral Commission, presidential aspirants, and election committee members of the New Patriotic Party(NPP) ahead of the November 4 presidential primaries.

At the stakeholders meeting, Dampare assured the party of adequate security arrangements. 

He also indicated that the party will also need to support the Police to ensure that the exercise becomes incident-free.

“We want to assure you that on the 4th of November, we are going to give you an overdose of security. It will be awesome, and all we want from you all is that, let us play our roles. The police will ensure they play their role, the EC will do their work, and all the people who have to vote across the country will come out boldly to vote. All the agents should ensure they work for the objective of the election to be achieved. We know it will be very successful,” Dr Dampare said.

The NPP will hold its presidential primary on Saturday, November 4, 2023, to elect a flag bearer for the party in the 2024 general election.

Persons contesting to become the flagbearer of the party are; a former Member of Parliament (MP) for Mampong Constituency, Francis Addai-Nimoh; the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong Kennedy Agyapong, a former Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto and Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia.

About 200,000 delegates are expected to cast their votes in the election and voting would commence at 7 a.m. and close at 2 p.m per the guidelines issued by the party for the conduct of the November 4 polls.

The delegates for the election comprise of all members of the National Council, National, Regional and Constituency Executive Committees, Electoral Area Coordinators, five polling station executives in each polling station (Chairman, Secretary, Organiser, Youth and Women Organisers).