…Grab for the second time Adenta NDC parliamentary ticket
Mr. Mohammed Adamu Ramadan has for the second time grabbed the sole ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Adentan constituency in the Greater Accra region to represent the party in the upcoming 2020 Parliamentary election.
The former Gender Minister Lawyer Nana Oye Lithur a.k.a Adenta ‘Yaa Asantewaa’, who was highly tipped to win the sole ticket of the party by some gurus in and outside NDC failed to fly as the ‘Darling Boy of the grass root’ Mr. Adamu Ramadan deflate her wings with 171 puncture.
Mr. Adamu Ramadan garnered 730 votes out of the 1,290 total votes cast to emerge winner in the Adentan NDC parliamentary primaries election held on Saturday, 24th August 2019 at the Adentan Community School Park.
But his only contender who is a first timer, Lawyer Nana Oye Lithur, who put up a spirited performance in the keenly contested elections, had 559 votes whiles the ‘Spoilt ballot candidate” had one.
The atmosphere before, during and after the parliamentary primaries were so intense as supporters and sympathizes of both candidates (Mr. Adamu Ramadan and Lawyer Nana Oye) claimed their preferred choice was winning the primaries with a landslide margin.
Voters (delegates) in Adentan as usual of them went to the polls early to cast their ballot and by 2pm, the venue became as dead as cemetery.
The situation brought a lot of apprehension among supporters and sympathizes of both candidates even though one of the candidate was sure of winning the day due to some earlier forecast from opinion polls yet as human as there are one could clearly see that they were most apprehension as it was written all over their faces.
In all of these, both candidates, their supporters and sympathizes maintained their cool contrary to earlier predictions by some ‘enemies’ of NDC that the party’s parliamentary primaries will be marred by violence acts.
…Then the Electoral Commission (EC) official announced the results as: Mohammed Adamu Ramadan – 730, Nana Oye Lithur – 559 and Rejected ballots – 1.
Speaking in an interview with Todaygh.com after the declaration of the result, the Municipal Electoral Officer, Mr. Gerald Roberts, said voting within the constituency had always been peaceful and orderly, without any marring incident.
In all a total of 1378 delegates were expected to cast their vote but at the end of proceedings only 1290 delegates cast their ballot.
Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH
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