Fri. May 24th, 2024

By Wiafe Akenten, GNA

     Apaaso (B/ER), Dec. 07, GNA – Voting started in earnest at 0700 hours in the Kintampo South Constituency in the Bono East Region where 46,682 voters are expected to cast their ballot in the Presidential and Parliamentary elections today.

At Apaaso, a community located on the highway between Jema, constituency capital, and Kintampo, voters started queuing at polling stations even before 0400 hours.

     When the Ghana News Agency visited Polling Station 1A at 0615 hours, more than half of the 568 voters had queued since 0400 hours

     The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate (PC), Ms. Felicia Agyei, is the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP). She is being contested by the current District Chief Executive (DCE), Alexander Gyan of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who lost to her in 2016.

    But an independent candidate, a former (NDC) DCE, Kojo Nyame Datiakwa, who lost the NDC parliamentary primaries in 2016 and 2020 respectively to Ms. Agyei, is also in the race.