Voting in the ongoing NDC primaries officially ended at 5:00pm at polling centres across the country with counting of ballot starting immediately thereafter.

Various aspiring parliamentary candidates are awaiting results of the polls with bated breath as counting of their votes is in progress.

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) Party today Saturday November 21, began the process of readying its self for the 2016 elections.

Nearly two million members of the Party today cast their ballot to elect their presidential candidate as well as their preferred parliamentary candidates for the 2016 elections.

The voting was held in 269 out of the 275 constituencies across the country. It was done in 8,234 polling centers across board.

Today’s process was a novelty for the ruling party as it introduced a newly universal suffrage system, allowing a substantial base of its members to vote.

A total of 728 aspirants contested in today’s primaries with 74 of them being women.

President John Mahama who is contesting unopposed is expected to receive a massive endorsement by the members of the party.

His endorsement will be announced by the chairperson of the electoral commission Charlotte Osei.