A total of 62 parliamentary aspirants out of 67 contested for the 20 constituencies across the Central Region at the just ended National Democratic Congress parliamentary primaries.
In all 54 males representing 87.1% and 8 females representing 12.9% contested for various parliamentary seats in the Central Region.
11 out of the 23 constituencies in the Central Region did not take part in the elections.
Although there were not many surprises in the region, few individuals made extraordinary strides.
In the Abura Asebu Kwamankese constituency, Former Deputy Communications Minister Felix Ofosu Kwakye won massively with 360 votes whiles his closest rival Nan Ama Brown polled 327 votes.
He will face Morris Donkor, the New Patriotic Party incumbent Member of Parliament for the area in the 2020 General Elections.
In Gomoa East constituency there was a tie between Bright Bruce Amissah and Desmond Degraft Paitoo.
Bright Bruce Amissah who earlier won by 278 votes as against 277 by Desmond Degraft Paitoo but eventually settled for a draw after Desmond Degraft Paitoo ordered for a recount says he will not accept the outcome of the results.
According to him, he will not accept the outcome because he won the elections by 1 vote.
“When the Electoral Commissioner counted my ballot papers and mentioned the figures I saw that I had won by just a single vote so I entered my car and drove off only to be recalled that my opponent has requested for a recount” Bright Amissah added.
Constituency chairman for the party in Gomoa East Anthony Afisah says he will consult Regional Executives of the party for further action.
According to him, they need a stronger candidate to battle it out against the New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for the area Kojo Asemanyi.
“We want a strong candidate to rock shoulders with the NPP candidate” Party chairman Anthony Afisah said.
Acting Regional Communication Director of the party Kwesi Ghartey believes the tie is a sign the party has a solid candidate for a Gomoa East in 2020.
“Although I am not happy about the outcome of the elections in Gomoa East I believe it is a sign the party has a good candidate for 2020,” Kwesi Ghartey said.
He again applauded the party supporters for the manner in which they comported themselves during the just-ended elections across the region.
Here are results from the various constituencies
NDC 2019 PARLIAMENTARY PRIMARIES
CERTIFIED RESULTS FROM CENTRAL REGION
|CONSTITUENCY||NAME OF ASPIRANT||VOTES||REMARK|
|EKUMFI||EKOW OTHNIEL KWAINOE GEORGE KUNTU BLANKSON ABEIKU CRENTSIL MESSACH MIGHTY ABAKAH-GYENIN YARHANS DISSOU ARTHUR||181 163 271 149 9||ELECTED|
|AWUTU SENYA WEST||JOSEPH TETTEH GIZELLA TETTEH GABRIEL QUAYE GEORGINA DADSON||27 774 190 70||ELECTED|
|GOMOA EAST||JOSEPH ATO QUARTEY MICHAEL BUABENG ABRAHAM BRIGHT BRUCE-AMISSAH MARGARET NAANA ACKOM DESMOND DE-GRAFT PAITOO||138 24 277 66 277||TIE BREAK|
|K.E.E.A||SAMUEL ATTA-MILLS EGYAADU NKETSIA DANIEL AUSTIN ANKOMAH||749 377 152||ELECTED|
|HEMANG LOWER DENKYIRA||ISAAC SMITH ACQUAH GODWIN NANA ARTHUR FOSTER JOSEPH ANDOH||211 170 307||ELECTED|
|TWIFO ATTI MORKWA||DAVID VONDEE SAMUEL ATO AMOAH||579 253||ELECTED|
|ASIKUMA ODOBEN BRAKWA||ALHAJI KOBINA GHANSAH MICHAEL HARRY A. YAMSON ERIC KWESI TAYLOR||886 154 42||ELECTED|
|CAPE COAST SOUTH||HENRY OSEI THOMAS HUGHES AMISSAH KWEKU RICKETTS HAGAN ERNESTINA ENO'S EDU||224 285 321 2||ELECTED|
|GOMOA CENTRAL||EBENEZER ARTHUR DUNCAN BENJAMIN E. DAMPSON MOSES JEHU APPIAH||224 144 234||ELECTED|
|GOMOA WEST||ADDEY-BLANKSON KWESI ALEX EBO KOOMSON RICHARD GYAN-MENSAH FAREED MOHAMMED AMOAH JENEFFER ESSEL||171 33 747 15 15||ELECTED|
|AGONA WEST||RICHARD BENTUM PAUL OFORI AMOAH||406 940||ELECTED|
|ABURA ASEBU KWAMANKESE||K.K. AGGREY FELIX KWAKYE OFOSU FRANCIS ADUAFO JOHN KWADJO TAWIAH THOMAS PREPEH AMOS ARHIN DR. NANA AMA BROWN PIUS ESSANDOH||201 360 118 20 35 20 327 94||ELECTED|