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03.05.2011 NPP News

NPP regional secretary commends delegates at primaries

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May 03, 2011
Sunyani (B/A) May 3, GNA - Mr Alfred Ofori Annye, Brong Ahafo regional secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has commended delegates at the party's primaries at the weekend for the peaceful and mature manner they went about the exercise.

Speaking with the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday he entreated the delegates, members and supporters of the party to rally solidly behind the elected parliamentary aspirants to enable the party to win more seats in the 2012 elections.

The party held its primaries in all the 24 constituencies in the region to elect Parliamentary candidates for the 2012 general election.

In all a total of 13,129 delegates cast their votes in the exercise conducted and supervised by officials of the Electoral Commission (EC).

Mr. Annye said the delegates included members of council of elders, Members of Parliament and electoral area coordinators.

Others were polling station and constituency executives, as well as members of the Tertiary Education Students Confederacy (TESCON) of the party.

Results obtained by the GNA from the EC, approved by the regional director, Mr. George Gyabaah, indicated that six incumbent MPs, namely: Kwasi Ameyaw Cheremeh for Sunyani East, Ignatius Baffour-Awuah for Sunyani West and Andrews Adjei-Yeboah for Tano South constituencies were elected unopposed.

Others are Kwaku Agyenim Boateng for Berekum, Yaw Maama Afful for Jaman South and Kwame Ampofo Twumasi for Nkoranza South.

Prince Yaw Donyina, former Techiman Municipal Chief Executive and Awudulai Razak, former Kintampo District Chief Executive were also elected by popular acclamation in the Techiman South and Kintampo North constituencies respectively.

Kwaku Agyemang Manu and Yaw George Boakye were also retained to represent the party in Dormaa West and Asunafo South by popular acclamation.

Mr Siaka Stevens and Professor Ameyaw Ekumfi were also elected unopposed in Jaman North and Techiman North respectively.

In the Wenchi Constituency, Prof. George Gyan-Baffour, MP for the area was also retained by popular acclamation.

In Asunafo North, Robert Sarfo Mensah, incumbent MP had 313 votes to beat his three contestants, Opoku Bobie, Evans Kwaku Boakye and Yaw Osei Bohane, who had 226, 11 and 102 votes respectively out of the 653 valid votes cast. There was one rejected ballot paper.

Major Derek Oduro (rtd), MP for Nkoranza North retained his seat with 205 votes out of the 362 valid votes cast to beat Kwabena Appiah Awuah who had 110 votes and Mrs. Gifty Akosah who secured 45 votes. Two ballot papers were rejected.

In Asutifi North Joseph Dahah Benhazin emerged victorious with 229 votes out of the 374 valid votes cast to beat his only contender, Nana Eric Antwi who obtained 144 votes. One ballot paper was spoilt.

Yiadom Boakye Boateng obtained 196 votes out of the total 374 valid votes cast to represent Asutifi South constituency to beat Yaw Owusu Brempong who had 177 votes. There was a spoilt ballot paper.

In Tano North Ms. Freda Prempeh secured 344 votes out of the 467 valid votes cast to beat her three other contestants, Raphael O. Agyapong, 108, Dr. K. Osei Akum, nine and Mr. Stephen Appiah, four votes. Two ballot papers were rejected.

William Kwasi Sabi, secured 127 out of the total of 352 valid votes cast to beat Yaw Ntow Ababio, incumbent MP for Dormaa East who had 110 votes and two other contenders, Solomon Oppong Twumasi, 94 votes and Nicholas Asamoah, 20 votes. One ballot paper got spoilt.

In Tain constituency, Joseph Ofori Amanfo obtained 283 votes out of the 730 valid votes cast to beat his five other contenders, Joe Danquah, a former MP, who had 251, Dr. Mrs. Lucy Acheampong 128, Sadic Abubakari, 24, Hajia Farizana Bintu Ibrahim, 19, and Mr. Andrews Obour, 22 votes. There were three rejected ballot papers.

Yaw Adjei Duffour, former District Chief Executive for Kintampo South also secured 255 votes out of the 501 valid votes cast in Kintampo South, against Martha Boahemaa Baffoe who had 167 votes and Isaac Boahen who obtained 77. There were two rejected ballot papers.

In Atebubu/Amantin constituency, Cassius Osei-Poku, a former DCE had 389 votes out of 643 valid votes cast to beat his only contender Osei Kwaku Tuah who obtained 250 votes. Four ballot papers were rejected.

Stephen Panbin Jawula obtained 250 votes out of the 544 valid votes cast in Pru constituency. He beat Samuel Winston Binabiba, 51 votes, Alhaji Iddrisu Gariba, former DCE, 187 votes and Joseph Kwabena Manu, 53 votes. The election recorded one spoilt ballot paper.

In Sene constituency, Mohammed Belingi Abdulai had 224 votes to beat Kwadwo Mbanye Abraham and Benjamin Kwabena Ochour who had 112 votes each. Four ballot papers were rejected.

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