MP loses Nkwanta South seat

Gershon Gbediame

Gershon Gbediame

Incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkwanta South constituency, Gershon Gbediame, has lost the seat he had wanted to clinch for the sixth time.

He lost it to a businessman, Geoffrey Kini.

The primary for the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s parliamentary representative for the constituency was contested by five aspirants of varying professional backgrounds.

Geoffrey Kini polled 7,637 votes out of the total 12,717.

He was followed by Dr Felix Anebor who had 2,342 votes with the third person, Solomon Bagme polling 1,626 votes.

The incumbent MP disappointingly polled 591 votes followed by Narayana Osei Nyarko Charles who had 69 votes.

Valid votes cast was 12, 265 out of the total 12,717 votes with 452 votes rejected.

The election was nearly marred by controversy over the presence of multiple voters’ register.

It appeared the constituency executives as well as some of the candidates had different registers resulting in a crunch meeting attended by the rank and file of the party in the constituency and region.

The matter was, within spate of at least thirty minutes, laid to rest at the end of the meeting resulting in the continuation of the election.

The defeat of Mr Gbediame at the primary means an end to his long reign in the constituency which started in January 1997. –


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