Former Minister beats four other NDC Parliamentary aspirants

A Former Deputy Minister of Interior, Mr Kobby Acheampong, has won the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary primary in the Cape Coast North Constituency.


He polled 2,492 votes to beat four other aspirants including Mr Anthony Ekyir Akins, a former Mayor of Cape Coast; Charles Kojo Walker,a business man; Kakra Yarley and Mr Justice Boison, a former Black stars player.

Of the 7,621 expected voters, 4,624 voted with 73 rejected ballots.

Mr Acheampong, after the primary, commended the party members for their comportment and pledged to work with the other candidates to retain the Cape Coast North seat in 2016.

He described his victory as a victory for the whole NDC party and urged the party faithful to continue to work tirelessly as the task ahead in 2016 was not an easy one.

At the Cape Coast South Constituency, Mr Kweku Rickets Hagan, the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, convincingly retained his seat as he polled 4,184 out of a total of 5,204 to beat his sole contender Mr Thomas Hughes.

Elsewhere in the Region, Mr Samuel Atta Mills, brother of the late President Mills, got the nod receiving 3,429 of the total valid votes cast to beat his two contenders, Mr Francis Asmah and Mr Mathew Koffie who polled 438 and 679 respectively in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Constituency.

At the Abura Asebu Kwamankese Constituency, the incumbent, Mr Anthony Dadzie lost to Dr Samuel Kweku Hayford, a lecturer at the University of Education Winneba while Mr Adams Nuhu polled 1,633 to beat two other candidates to get the nod at Awutu Senya East Constituency.

A Former TV3 morning show host, Eric Don-Arthur also won his bid to represent the NDC in the Efutu Constituency with 1,694 votes while Mr Abeiku Crentsil, the incumbent Member of Parliament for Ekumfi was retained as he bagged 2,752 votes to beat his two main contenders.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), one of the losing candidates in the Cape Coast North Constituency, Mr Justice Boison alleged that most of the aspirants shared money to influence the voters.

Three of the five aspiring candidates in the Cape Coast North Constituency did not vote because their names were not found on the voter register but the party was not able to make a comment on it before voting was over.

They are Charles Kojo Walker, Mr Kobby Acheampong and Mr Justice Boison.


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