Talensi by-election: Counting set to begin

Counting is expected to begin shortly after sorting out of ballots for the hotly contested Talensi by-election has been completed.

There have been pockets of violence as the main oppostion NPP and the ruling NDC clashed throughout the voting period today.

Tensions were particularly high in the late hours of the afternoon following a clash between the NDC’s Azoka Boys and the opposition NPP’s Bolga Bull Dogs who were both monitoring the elections.

The clashes reportedly resulted in the injury of some individuals from both sides of the political divide.

Political watchers and pollsters have tipped the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to recapture the seat it has dominated for over 20 years until the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) snatched it in the 2012 general elections.

The by-election is a straight fight between the NDC’s BT Baba and Thomas Duanab of the NPP. The poll became necessary following the enskinment of the MP for the area Robert Nachinab Mosore as chief of the Tolon traditional area.

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