The opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) has suspended its Parliamentary election process in some 17 constituencies across the country.

A statement issued by the party and signed by its General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said the decision was taken by the National Executive Committee(NEC) and urged all Regional and Constituency executive committees and prospective aspirants to comply with the directive.

Below is the full statement

PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION PROCESS ON HOLD IN SELECTED CONSTITUENCIES

In accordance with the National Executive Committee’s decision to progressively conduct the parliamentary primaries, the following directives have been issued for compliance.
The electoral processes in all constituencies across the country shall proceed as earlier
announced, unless otherwise stated herein.

1. All constituencies in North Eastern Region shall proceed with the process with the
exception of Chereponi.

2. All constituencies in the Northern Region shall proceed with the process with the
exception of Kpandai and Bimbila.

3. All constituencies in Western Region shall proceed with the process with the exception of Evalue Gwira, Takoradi, Amenfi East, Tarkwa Nsuem Kwesimintim and Esikado Ketan.

4. All constituencies in Central Region shall proceed with the process with the exception of
Efutu, Awutu Senya East, Upper Denkyira West and Ejumako Enyan Essiam

5. All constituencies in Volta Region shall proceed with the process with the exception of
Hohoe.

6. In the Eastern Region, the process shall proceed in *Asuogyaman, Yilo Krobo, Upper
Manya, Lower Manya, Ayensuano, Suhum, Fanteakwa North, Nsawam Adoagyiri,
Upper West Akim, Afram Plains North, Afram Plains South, New Abirem and Abuakwa
North.*

7. In the Ashanti Region, the process shall proceed in *Asawase, New Edubiase, Ahafo Ano
North, Ejura Sekyere Odumase, Asante Akyem North and Offinso North.*

8. All constituencies in the Bono Region shall proceed with the process with the exception
of Jaman North, Wenchi, and Berekum West.

9. All constituencies in the Ahafo Region shall proceed with the process with the exception of Tano south.

*The Regional Executives Committees, the Constituency Executive Committees and all
Prospective Aspirants in the affected areas should take note and comply accordingly.*

Signed
Hon. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah
General Secretary
Issued in Accra,
Thursday, 11th July, 2019