In the parliamentary primaries conducted in Akatsi South on December 3rd, 2023, Honorable Martin Kofitsey Nyahe, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Akatsi South municipality experienced a devastating defeat that has sent shockwaves throughout the local political scene.
Despite being widely popular and expected to secure victory, Mr. Nyahe was defeated by Honorable Mawuli Ocloo Mawuli Egos, who is forty-six years old and serves as the party’s secretary.
Various factors may have contributed to this surprising loss which is still being analyzed by political analysts and commentators. Some speculate there was a lack of support from party members who were disappointed in Mr. Nyahe’s administration as MCE while others point to issues with his campaign strategy and messaging.
Furthermore, it is believed that Mr Nyahe’s neglect of party people over time could be responsible for his unexpected humiliating loss.
Mr Ocloo Mawuli Egos emerged victorious over Mr. Nyahe in the Parliamentary primary election with an impressive total vote count of four hundred forty-nine votes against Mr.Nyahes’ meager score of only one hundred eighty-four votes out of six rejected ballots.
This outcome is undoubtedly embarrassing for him since he had been considered one of the strongest candidates due to his enormous popularity among voters.
This event illustrates how unpredictable politics can be and how easily fortunes can change overnight without warning or notice.
It also highlights how important it is for politicians running campaigns to ensure they maintain strong support from their party members if they hope to succeed at any level within their respective parties’ hierarchy.