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10.12.2008 Elections

NDC Picks Ablekuma South

By Daily Guide
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Fritz Baffour FRITZ BAFFUOR, a media consultant and the parliamentary candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ablekuma South constituency, has been elected Member of Parliament for the area.

There was jubilation by NDC supporters in the constituency after the ballots were counted at the constituency's collation centre and Fritz Baffour was declared winner.

Fritz Baffour of the NDC polled 56,162; Francis Kojo Smith of the NPP had 50,879: Godfred Agyemang Kennedy of the PNC, 915; Apostle Veronica Quartey of the CPP, 837; Jonathan Nii Odotei Quarcoo for the DFP, 314; John Kabutey Tettegah, the only independent candidate had 313; and Goodman Baah of DPP, 90. The total votes cast was 110,439 and the rejected votes were 929.

The Ablekuma South constituency, until now, has been one of the strongholds of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) since 1996.

After winning the seat three consecutive times she stepped down for Lawyer Francis Kojo Smith to take her place but he could not retain the seat as he lost it to Fritz Baffuor of the NDC.By Henrietta Abayie

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