The National Democratic Congress (NDC) chairman for the Dafiama Bussie Issa Constituency, Mr. Poulabong Bayiilela Rachard aka Chairman Water has been shot dead by an unidentified gang.
Former President John Dramani Mahama is leading with 95.24% in the National Democratic Congress flagbearer race.
Provisional results from the party’s headquarters indicate that the former President is leading his contenders with 213,443 followed by Joshua Alabi with 3,399 representing 1.516%.
Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin is third with 2,313 votes representing 1.032%, followed by Gossie Tanoh with 2,038 votes representing 0.909%.
Dr. Ekwow Spio-Gabrah is in the fifth position with 1,457 representing 0.650%, followed by Sylvester Mensah with 932 representing 0.415% and Nurudeen Iddrisu with 519 representing 0.231%.
The Electoral Commission is yet to release the official results. Visit Ghanaweb for more updates.
The First Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu has ordered the Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini, to leave the floor of parliament on Wednesday, 6 February 2019.
He was sent out of the chamber for disrupting proceedings.
The incident happened after the Majority Caucus had moved a motion demanding that the Minority apologise to the MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Alhassan Seyram, for describing her as a "bloody widow" at her swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, 5 February 2019.
Osei-Owusu, who found the conduct of the Tamale North MP, Alhassan Suhuyini unparliamentary, asked him to walk out
He said: "Honourable Member for Tamale North, Kindly leave the house."
The NDC MPs waved placards with the inscription "bloody widow" before they boycotted Lydia Alhassan's swearing-in as the MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon.
The Minority staged a walk-out on Tuesday, February 5 when the Speaker introduced the Lydia Alhassan Seyram to be sworn-in.
The Minority MPs said they boycotted Alhassan's investiture because they did not want to give credence to her victory in the by-election which was characterised by violence.
The Majority First Deputy Chief Whip, Matthew Nyindam moved a motion on the floor of parliament asking the Minority to apologise to Madam Alhassan.
Speaking on the floor of Parliament, Matthew Nyindam, described the Minority's tag on the Ayawaso MP as an attack on women in parliament which is also a discrimination against women at large, quoting article (12)clause (2) of the constitution.