Some 7000 Policemen from the Ghana Police Service are taking part in today’s parliamentary and presidential primaries of the ruling National Democratic Congress.
The Service has assured its men have been adequately briefed in what they are anticipating will be a smooth process.
Today’s process is happening a year before the Party come face to face with the main opposition New Patriotic Party, who have since settled on its parliamentary candidates as well as Presidential.
The Party has suspended elections in six constituencies due to outstanding issues.
Ketu South, North Tongu and Nkwanta South constituencies in the Volta Region, have been left out of today’s process.
The rest are Akwatia Constituency in the Eastern Region, Chiana Paga in the Upper East Region and Bunkpurugu Constituency in the Northern Region.
Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho said the cancellation of elections in the afore-mentioned constituencies is due to either court actions or incomplete vetting processes.
Today’s process was preceded by elections in the Amenfi West Constituency in the Western Region as part of the a pilot of the new biometric process the ruling Party is exploring for the first time.
Polling is taking place in some in 269 constituencies.