3news.com has reported that a New Patriotic Party (NPP) delegate has died after casting his vote in the party’s orphan constituencies primaries. 

Jonathan Nii Otoo Ankrah collapsed Saturday at the Korle-Bu Police Station polling station in Ablekuma South constituency, Accra.

He was pronounced dead shortly after being rushed to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

It is unclear what caused his death.

“What everybody is saying is that there was nothing wrong with him. He had finished voting and was standing very close to the roadside when he collapsed,” reported an eyewitness.

The Ablekuma South Constituency Organiser of NPP, Abel Banini who confirmed the news said added that the deceased is indeed a delegate of the party.

“We don’t know exactly what happened to him,” Banini said “but all of a sudden we saw him falling down and then some of the guys took him to the hospital. Before we got there we learnt he has passed away,” he added. 

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) voted Saturday to elect Parliamentary candidates to represent the party in the 2020 elections.  

The voting was limited to orphan constituencies.  

These “orphan constituencies”, are the areas the party lost the 2016 Parliamentary Elections to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and, therefore, has no sitting Members of Parliament.

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