April 24, 2024

The parliamentary primaries of the main opposition political party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) were held Saturday May 13, 2023 with some incumbent Members of Parliament (MPs) losing out to fresh faces.

In many headlines, the incumbent MP for Biakoye has not been captured among notable once who could not retain their seats. The Biakoye MP, Hon. Kwadjo Nyampong Aboagye faced six (6) other other candidates including two ladies.

After polls, the incumbent Kwadjo Aboagye polled 258 votes, Dr Bisimpo Richard 52 votes, Madam Atakora Akosua 129, Prof. Mark Appiah had 151 votes, Madam Formadi Jean Marie polled 490 votes, Mr Mawuli Bright 103 and Okyeame Adu Kofi 13 votes with only 3 rejected ballots in the Biakoye Constituency.

Madam Formadi Jean Marie has won the incumbent as she polled majority of the votes with 490

elsewhere in Krachi East, Wisdom Gidisu will hand over the baton to Nelson Kofi Djabab.

After polls in the Krachi East, the incumbent had 257 votes, Henry Sarfo Asamani Yiadom 38, Emmanuel Mawuli Kaledzi 358 and Nelson Kofi Djabab 441.

so far, six seating MPs from the Oti region have been given another mandate by delegates while Freed Abganyo leads the party in the newly created Guan constituency as he polled 221 votes against Dr Abomah 188 and Nurse Rita Wurapa who polled 73 votes.

Notable big names in the minority caucus who have fallen for fresh blood to takeover the affairs of the party include Bongo MP, Edward Bawa.

At the end of the counting, some 17 NDC sitting MPs lost and will not be returning to Parliament after 2024.

List of defeated 16 MPs are:

  1. Alex Adomako (Sekyere Afram Plains),

  2. Edward Bawa (Bongo),

  3. Wisdom Gidisu (Krachie East),

  4. Alhaji ABA Fuseini (Sanarigu),

  5. Abeiku Crentsil (Ekumfi),

  6. Dela Sowah (Kpando),

  7. Dr Kwabena Donkor (Pru East),

  8. Angela Alorwu (Afadzato South),

  9. Kobby Woyome (South Tongu),

  10. Thomas Addah Dalu (China/Paga),

  11. Albert Akuka (Garu),

  12. Sampson Tangombu Chiragia (Navrongo Central),

  13. Augustine Tawiah (Bia West),

  14. Peter Yaw Kwakye Acquah (Amenfi Central),

  15. Christian Otuteye (Sege),

  16. Sophia Ackuaku (Obom Domeabra/Ayawaso Central).

  17. Kwadjo Nyampong Aboagye

 

Source: Ghanaxpress.com

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