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NDC Primaries: Voting ends peacefully in the Central Region

Cape Coast, Aug. 25, GNA – Mr. Felix Kwakye
Ofosu, Former Deputy Minister of Information has pulled a surprise by winning
the Abura Asebu Kwamankese (AAK) parliamentary primary elections to represent
the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as its parliamentary candidate for the
2020 general election.

Mr. Ofosu Kwakye polled 360 votes in the
fiercely contested election to beat Dr. Nana Ama Browne Klutse, a Lecturer at
the University of Ghana who polled 327 votes and six other candidates.

In the Komenda Edina Equafo Abrem (KEEA)
constituency, Mr. Samuel Atta Mills, the brother of late President, Professor
John Evan Atta Mills and incumbent Member of Parliament was retained.

He had 749 votes of the 1,284 valid ballots
cast with Mr. Egya Adu Nketsiah polling 377 votes while Mr. Austin Daniel
Ankomah bagged 152 votes.

Mr. George Kweku Ricketts- Hagan, Incumbent
Member of Parliament for the Cape Coast South Constituency was reaffirmed to
represent the party once again after polling 321 votes of the total ballots cast.,

He was challenged by Thomas Hughes Amissah
who had 241 and Madam Ernestinba Eno Edu who got two votes.

In the Cape Coast North Constituency, Mr.
Kwamena Minta Nyarku, a Lecturer at the University of Cape Coast was affirmed
by popular acclamation to represent the party in the constituency.

Madam Giselle Akushika Tetteh, Sister to the
Former MP for the Awutu Senya West Constituency, Madam Hannah Tetteh, polled
774 of the total votes cast to emerge winner over three others; Mr. Gabriel
Quaye and Joseph Tetteh, 27 votes and Georgina Armah 70 votes.

Mr. Abeiku Crentsil staged a comeback as he
beat Mr. George Kuntu Blankson, former MP and three others to get the nod to
represent the NDC in the Ekumfi constituency.

Mr. Abraham Bruce Amissah and Mr. Desmond
DeGraft Paitoo in the Gomoa East constituency were locked in a tie when they
both polled 277 and 277.

In the Agona West constituency, Mr Paul
Ofori Amoah won with 932 votes as against 406 by Mr. Richard Bentum, his
competitor.

Meanwhile, 11 constituencies in the Central
region did not take part in the voting due to varied reasons including
disqualifications, contentions and mistakes with ballot papers and internal
wrangles.

GNA

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