JUST IN: AGYARKO’S WIDOW GETS MASSIVE ENDORSEMENT TO CONTEST AYAWASO WEST BY-ELECTIONS

The widow of late Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Madam Lydia Alhassan Agyarko has been elected as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary candidate for the impending by-election in the constituency.

Maa Lydia as she is known and called gained an overwhelming endorsement at the party’s primary organised today.

She polled 439 votes to the four other contestants for the seat. Her closest competitor was Ato Williams who polled 131 votes. Owusu Amankwah, Maame Yaa and Esinam polled 19, 76 and 1 vote respectively.

She will be facing Delali Kwasi Brempong who was elected the NDC’s candidate yesterday.

He polled 415 votes to beat his competitors, Selassie Agbo  and Ekaw Acquah. The two polled 115 votes and 190 votes respectively.

Mr Delali Emmanuel Kwasi Brempong, who is a pharmacist contested the 2016 elections on the ticket of the NDC.

He polled 22,534 representing 39.63% in the 2016 elections. The late Agyarko who won the seat polled 32,591 which represented 57.32%.

Two years after the polls, the wife of late Agyarko will be battling Mr Brempong again for the same seat.

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