The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has elected Frank Amoakohene, a 28-year-old level 600 student of University of Ghana Medical School, as the Party’s parliamentary candidate for the Asante Mampong Constituency.
This occurred at the NDC’s parliamentary primary elections held throughout its three orphan constituencies in the Ashanti Region.
Mr Amoakohene, who is also a former President of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) and the immediate past president of Tertiary Education Institutions Network (TEIN), polled 315 votes to beat two other contestants in last Saturday’s local elections.
His closest contender in the three-member race, Mr Mohammed Kojo Aboasu, former Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Asante Mampong, had 294 votes.
Ms Bintah Fatimah Mohammed, a renowned businesswoman and an expert in business planning, the only female aspirant, in the heated contest polled 251.
The event, which was conducted by the opposition NDC Party in its orphan constituency in the Asante Mampong Constituency, was supervised by the Electoral Commission (EC) officials.
The total number of delegates on the voters’ register was 1,075 but 865 out of this number voted. Five ballots were rejected.
The election which was generally described as transparent, free and fair was nearly marred by four young men and a lady who were alleged to have impersonated some absentee delegates.
However, the swift intervention of the police averted the acts of the perpetrators and they were arrested.
Calm was immediately restored, culminating in the peaceful conduct of the elections.
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