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AKUFO-ADDO PRESIDENT FOR ANOTHER 4 YEARS?
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Durowaa Mensah – Assin Nor th and Barbara Asher Ayisi – Cape Coast North,(Deputy Minister for Works and Housing). The rest are George Oduro – New Edubiase, (Deputy Agric Minister), George Andah – Awutu Senya, (Deputy C o m m u n i c a t i o n s Minister), Yaw Buabeng Asamoah – Adenta, Boniface Abubakar Saddique – Madina, (Minister of State), Siaka Stephens – Jaman North (Deputy Bono Regional Minister), Yaw Afful – Jaman South, (Deputy Aviation Minister). T h e o t h e r s a r e Titus Glover –Tema East,(Deputy Minister for Transport), Joseph Dindiok Kpemka – Tempane, ( De puty A t t o r n ey G e n e r a l ) , Adongo Frank Fuseini – Z e b i l l a , ( D e p u t y Upper East Regional Minister), and Anthony Karbo – Lawra, (Deputy R o a d s M i n i s t e r ) , F r a n c i s K i n g s l e y C u d j o e – E k u m f i , ( D e p u t y F i s h e r i e s Minister), Alexander A b b a n – G o m o a h West,(Deputy Minister for Communications), Joseph Tetteh – Upper ManyaKrobo, (Deputy E a s t e r n R e g i o n a l Minister), Ebenezer Nar tey – Ablekuma Central, The rest are Michael Gyato – Krachi East, (Deputy Minister for Water Resources and S a n i t a t i o n ) , O k o e Boye – Ledzokuku, (Deputy Minister for H e a l t h ) , E l i z a b e t h Afoley Quaye – Krowor, (Minister for Fisheries a n d A q u a c u l t u r e ) , Hajia Alima Mahama – Nalerigu /Gambaga (Minister for Local Government and Rural Development), Paul Essien – Jomoro, (Deputy Minister for Chieftaincy), Barbara Oteng Gyasi – Prestea Huni Valley, (Minister for Tourism), K o f i A m o a k o h e n e – Atebubu Amanten, (Bono East Regional
Minister), Gabriel Osei – Tain, T h e U p p e r E a s t Re g i o n a l M i n i s t e r, Pa u l i n a A b aya n g e , who is not a legislator, lost the elections in the Navorongo Constituency.
The Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency t h a t i s c o n s i d e r e d the hottest political battleground, attracted publicity and media attention for the wrong reason – election violence and bloodshed during the primaries. The NDC candidate for the constituency, John Setor Dumelo, (actorturned-politician) had prior to the elections vowed to win the seat. However, his challenger, and NPP candidate Lydia Seyram Alhassan, (the last-moment-substitute following the passing of her late husband E m m a n u e l B o a k ye Agyarko the former MP for the constituency o n 2 1 s t N ove m b e r 2018) sunk the dreams of Dumelo. Her late husband had occupied the seat since 2012. L y d i a g av e h e r opponent a good whip with a 51.17% win – a payoff for the political adventures of Lydia. She has the task to safeguard the political legacy of her late husband. Sacked MP Wins T he for mer NPP legislator for Fomena Constituency in Ashanti, A n d r e w A m o a k o A s i a m a h , wh o w a s sacked from parliament for contesting as an Independent Candidate, (after he had refused to participate in the party’s primaries over delegate’s register controversey) has won the seat. He had 48.56% of the votes, and indication that political parties do not have to force candidates on voters. The Victor and the Vanquished The NDC Member o f Pa r l i a m e n t f o r Odododiodoo, Edwin Nii LanteVandepuye, has retained the seat. The former Sports Minister defeated NPP candidate Nii Lante Bannerman. MP elect Nii Lante Vanderpuye was said to
have been arrested by the police following a shooting incidence in the constituency.
He was however, released later without any charges preferred against him. T h e O d o d o d i o d i o Constituency is a notable hotspot in the Greater Accra Region.
I n c u m b e n t N P P M P fo r Te m a E a s t constituency, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus Glover lost his seat to the NDC parliamentary candidate Ashai Odamtten. The Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu has ended the 20 year old reign of the NDC over the Hohoe parliamentary seat with a landslide victory. He polled 26,952 as against his close contender Professor Margaret Kwaku of the NDC who had 21,821. Meanwhile, this victory makes him the only NPP MP as the NDC maintained the rest of the 17 seats in the region. The NDC also swept all the seats in the Oti Region, although they split the seats in some of the constituencies in the newly created regions. Amewu seemed to have been rewarded by voters for providing street lights to most rural communities in the constituency and the Hohoe Municipality. Defeated NDC MPs
T h e N D C l o s t D a m o n go, D a b oya , and Salaga North in the Savannah Region, making the NPP the majority party in the home region of former President John Mahama, and control four out of seven seats.
The party also lost the Lambussie seat in the Upper West Region, Yagaba Kubori seat in the North East Region, Yooyoo, and Chereponi seat to the NPP. With the sweeping parliamentary victories in constituencies in the Savannah and North East, NPP has managed to get majority seats in the Northern region.
The NPP’s political onslaught led to the fall of Karaga, Tatale, and Zabzugu, constituencies.