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District Assembly Election postponed second time in Upper East

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The District Assembly Election which was postponed from Tuesday to Wednesday in the Upper East has been rescheduled to Thursday.

This was contained in a statement signed by Mr Bruce Ayisi, the Upper East Regional Director of the Electoral Commission.

It said the Regional Directorate anticipated that the ballot papers would have arrived from Accra on Tuesday evening for the exercise to commence on Wednesday but this did not occur.

The statement appealed to all stakeholders, especially the aspiring Assembly members and Unit Committee Members, to exercise restraint whilst they await the materials to arrive.

Many of the aspirants who spoke to the Ghana News Agency expressed their disappointment.

Mr. Rudolf Akugre said the postponement was also likely to affect the voting patterns since many of them would not turn up for the election.

A total number of 2, 658 candidates have filed their nominations to contest the forthcoming District Assembly and Unit Committee elections in the region.

At the District Assembly level, only 70 women have filed to contest against 824 men. Builsa District has the highest number of female constants while Bawku Municipality has the least number with two female contestants.

Source: GNA

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  1. More must be done by govt to encourage females to engage in public leadership