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NDC postpone primaries to November 21

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) have reschedule its November 7 Parliamentary and Presidential primaries to November 21.

The primaries were originally scheduled to be held on Saturday, November 7 across the 275 constituencies.

The National Executive Committee in a meeting concluded that the primaries should be postponed to November 21, 2015.

Earlier, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Director of Elections of the NDC said the party will have to get approval from National Executive Committee (NEC) on the proposed November 21 date.

“We do not have the power to alter the date. I believe activities are being monitored and if there is a need for a change [in date] an emergency NEC meeting would be called,” he said.

The party is also dealing with a possible case of a bloated biometric register and other irregularities ahead of its primaries.

There are bickering by some top members of the party who claim the register has been flooded with strangers.

President Mahama is going unopposed and expected to receive an overwhelming endorsement after a successful vetting.

Meanwhile, Parliamentary aspirants have been at the ground campaigning to win the support of members, who are all eligible to vote.

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