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Ghana

Incumbent MP for Aowin loses slot to former DCE

By Erica Apeatua Addo, GNA 

Enchi (WN/R), August 25, GNA – The incumbent
Member of Parliament (MP) for Aowin constituency, Mr Mathias Kwame Ntow, has
lost his seat to the former District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Oscar Ofori
Larbi in the just ended National Democratic Congress (-NDC )Parliamentary
primaries.

Mr Ntow who was seeking re-election to
contest on the ticket of the NDC for the third term polled 192 votes and Mr
Larbi won by 462 votes.

Two other contenders, Mr Wilbert Bretum and
Dr. Joseph Yensu also had 391 votes and 225 votes respectively.

Total delegates was 1, 305, total vote cast,
1, 276, rejected six, spoilt ballot one and unissued ballot 98.

Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, the former Western
Regional Minister and MP for Sefwi Wiawso constituency who lost in 2016 won
this time around with 433 votes out  of
1,213 total votes cast.

Mr Adani Bonnah had 400 votes and Mr Thomas
Armah obtained 380 votes with six rejected ballots.

At Suaman constituency, Mr Joseph Betino was
adjudged the winner with 302 votes, while his only competitor Mr Alexander Hedidor
obtained 107 votes.

Mr Stephen Donkor battled with Mr Stephen
Bernie Kingsley for the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai constituency seat. He defeated
him with 792 votes.

Mr Stephen Bernie Kingsley polled 555 votes
out of the 1,352 total votes cast with four rejected ballots.

Two candidates also contested in the Sefwi
Akontombra constituency and at the end of voting, Mr Mumuni Issah polled 417
votes, while Mr Kenneth Yeboah had 331 votes.

In all, 762 voters were expected to exercise
their franchise but at the end of voting, 753 turned up and five rejected
ballots were recorded.

Mr Robert Kofi Agyekum, the Western North
Region organiser, commended the candidates and delegates for helping to
maintain peace throughout the exercise.

He beseeched the candidates together with
their supporters to bury their difference and unite so that they could wrestle
power from the ruling government.

GNA

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