Candidates have been divided over the credibility of the register to be used for the polls. The candidates, the constituency executives and the electoral commission have all produced different registers for the elections.
According to Starr News’ Lambert Atsivor, all three stakeholders are currently locked up in a meeting to resolve the register impasse.
Armed security officials have been deployed to the area to maintain calm among expectant voters as commencement of voting drags.
The poll was put on hold during the November 2015 nationwide parliamentary primaries by the party hierarchy for reasons they described as “strategic”.
Five aspirants including the incumbent MP, Gershon Bediame, are contesting in the Saturday primaries in which over 17,000 card bearing members of the NDC are voting in 90 polling centres across the constituency.
The other aspirants are: a businessman, Geoffrey Kini, Dr Felix Anebor, a political science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Narayana Osei Nyarko Charles, banker and a lawyer and also one Solomon Bagme.
Julius Kwashigah, the constituency secretary told Starr News the party has made available all logistics to the district office of the Electoral Commission to conduct the elections.