Bye-election NPP retains Abuakwa North seat

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

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

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.

#PulseElections2016

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Politics Ministers appointed lack basic knowledge of their ministries -...bullet
2 Blame Game Bawumia was NDC's weak point - Tony Aidoobullet
3 Politics This is how NDC can win election 2020bullet
4 Corruption Allegation CID clears deputy chiefs of staff; says A...bullet
5 Independence History Nana Addo wants family members recognised...bullet
6 NDC's Defeat Mahama lived a life of a movie star - Kwesi...bullet
7 Election 2020 Rawlings is not interested to see NDC back to...bullet
8 Nana Akufo-Addo Founders Day and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial...bullet
9 Independence History Respect Nkrumah founder's day -...bullet
10 Video Ex-president John Mahama preaches at Assemblies...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Ex-president John Mahama preaches at Assemblies of God Churchbullet
2 Greedy Bastards NDC infiltrated by self-seeking opportunists – Mahamabullet
3 Watch Video NPP bigwigs danced at Cape Coast delegates conferencebullet
4 Parliamentary Bribery Saga Opoku Prempeh insulted me – Suhuyinibullet
5 Video Ken Agyapong vows to commit suicide if Mahama is not jailedbullet
6 Election 2016 New NPP campaign ad features Mills, Rawlings...bullet
7 The Gambia Mahama touts achievements to ECOWAS leadersbullet
8 Agenda 2020 Mahama interacts with former gov't appointeesbullet
9 Watch Gbese Mantse vows to abdicate if Nana Addo winsbullet
10 Ghana meets Naija President-elect Nana Akufo - Addo...bullet

Politics