The New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate-elect for the Kpone Katamanso Constituency, Mr Hopeson Yaovi Adorye, has pledged to work hard to secure the seat for the NPP for the first time in the history of the Fourth Republic.
The seat has for a long time been held by the NDC but the MP, Mr Joseph Nii Laryea Afortey Agbo, aka Lion, has hanged his parliamentary boots and handed the mantle to a business consultant and Managing Director of the JOBIZ Business Consult, Joseph Akuerteh Tettey.
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However, the NPP has said the party is confident of wining the parliamentary seat.
Out of the 652 votes cast last Saturday, September 28, 2019, Mr Adorye polled 321 votes to defeat his closest contender, Mr William Asante, brother of the convener of the pressure group, Let my vote Count Alliance (LMVCA), Mr David Asante, who polled 203 votes.
Other contestants were Prince Dadzie who secured 56 votes, while Mr Mark Fuachie Sobreh, a banker, polled 22 votes, with Mr David Quaye Annang, a former MCE for Tema, getting 46 votes.
Four ballots were rejected, while 39 delegates were absent.
Mr Adorye, in an interview, said he was excited and humbled by the support shown, stressing that delegates bought into his message of how he and the NPP were going to help develop the constituency when given the mandate come December 2020.
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He promised to work hard and with the support of the other contenders and constituency executive members, campaign vigorously to unseat the NDC.
“In previous elections, disunity among constituency executive members worked against the party’s quest to annex the seat but with the prevailing unity and the resolve of all including his contenders to wrest the seat, the NPP is more poised to cause a major upset by defeating the NDC which has held onto the seat,” he said.
Voting started at 9 a.m. and things got heated up few hours into the polls when a text message purported to have been created by one of the aspirants went viral among the delegates that Mr William Asante had stepped down from the race.
A furious Mr Asante had to quickly step in to dismiss the said text message as it had generated anxiety among voters.
A combined team of police and military personnel were on hand to provide security during the polls.
Meanwhile from Ashaiman, Grace Osei & Mercy Akpene Amevor report that the 2016 parliamentary candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Yakubu Labaran, was again re-elected to represent the party in the Ashaiman Constituency for the 2020 general election.
He obtained 449 votes of the 1179 votes cast, beating Mr Eric Gregory Kwasi Kwatia and Alexander Narh-Gbeeku who secured 378 and 203 votes respectively.