The Tarkwa- Nsueam Constituency has recorded a drop in the number of female aspirants contesting in this year’s District Assembly elections as compared to the number four years ago.
In the 2010 elections, 10 females filed their nominations to contest the district level elections, but this year only three females have filed their papers for the elections, slated for March 3.
Mr. Edwin Opare, deputy Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Electoral officer who disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview, said the total number of candidates for this year's elections has also reduced slightly.
He said 86 aspirants have filed their nomination papers for this year's election as against 87 in 2010.
Mr. Opare said the number of male aspirants has also risen to 83 this year, as against 77 in 2010, adding that two assembly members are to be elected unopposed this year.
He urged all the candidates to demonstrate maturity in their campaigning, and to also exhibit a high sense of discipline.
Mr. Opare said the Electoral Commission was prepared to ensure that the elections took place peaceful, and entreated supporters of the various contestants to abstain from acts that could create friction among the contestants.