General News of 2014-04-12

NPP Decides: EC officials arrive; political activity intensifies

Today is the day the opposition New Patriotic Party will elect new national party leaders ahead of a party defining national election in 2016.
Having suffered two electoral defeats to the National Democratic Congress, the opposition party will look ahead to 2016 as a make or break affair.
The men to either make or break the party in 2016 will be elected in today's delegates’ conference.
The fate of 44 men and women vying for various national offices will be known later today.
Campaigning has ended; the allegations and counter allegations have come, reported endorsements and denials have also reared its head; voting will begin later in the day after incumbent executives are held to account for the four year stewardship.
As at 6:00 am the stadium was already bubbling with political activity as traders cash in on the season to sell party paraphernalia.
The police have already arrived at the stadium directing affairs and trying to provide security.
Journalists having been stranded for a while in desperate search for their accreditation have now lined up in a house opposite the stadium to collect the accreditation.
Some journalists have been sorted out with their accreditations, others have not. Officials claim those journalists who are yet to receive the accreditation did not bring a letter requesting for the accreditation, an allegation some of them have dismissed.
The journalists and all others are completely screened at the entrance; their luggage are taken through scanning machines to ensure no 'foreign' materials are allowed in.
The NPP delegates have already arrived at the stadium in big buses waiting patiently for voting to begin.
There are allegations of money sharing with reports of delegates receiving monies from some aspirants Friday night.
Officials of the Electoral Commission have arrived at the Stadium getting ready for the day's activity.