Bye-election NPP retains Abuakwa North seat

The total valid votes cast were 11,197 with the rejected standing at 110.

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has retained the Abuakwa North bye-election which was declared vacant following the murder of the Member of Parliament of the constituency Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu.

Gifty Twum Ampofo of the NPP polled 10,033 votes representing 89.60% of total votes cast to become the MP-elect, having beaten Isaac Kwartey of the United Front Party (UFP) who managed to garner 901 votes representing 8.05%.

Read more: Gifty Twum-Ampofo wins Abuakwa North NPP primary

The other contestant Samuel Frimpong who stood on the ticket of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) had 263 votes representing 2.35%.

The total valid votes cast were 11,197 with the rejected standing at 110.

See also: Abuakwa North by-election in pictures

According to the Electoral Commission, per the statistics the total turnout was 28.22%.

Gifty Twum Ampofo wins Abuakwa North bye-election play

Gifty Twum Ampofo wins Abuakwa North bye-election


The by-election was held in accordance with Article 112 (5) of the Constitution following the death of the Member of Parliament for the Abuakwa North constituency Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu, on February 9, 2016.

See related: Five declare to contest Abuakwa North NPP primary

The MP was stabbed to death at his residence at Shiashie in Accra by a teenager, Daniel Asiedu, who is currently facing prosecution.


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