Talensi by-election BT Baba to be sworn in Parliament today

BT Baba's votes represent 42.31 per cent of the valid votes cast

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BT Baba wins Talensi seat

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Newly-elected Member of Parliament for Talensi Constituency, BT Baba will today be sworn in by the Speaker of Parliament.

The Talensi seat became vacant after Robert Nachinab Mosore was enskinned as the Paramount Chief of Tongo.

According to figures from the Electoral Commission, Mr. Baba, a former head of the Ghana Prisons Service, polled 10,366 votes to emerge winner.

BT Baba's votes represent 42.31 per cent of the valid votes cast.

The New Patriotic Party's Thomas Duanab Wuni came a close second with 6,845 votes representing 27.94 per cent of valid votes cast.

At the polls, only nine votes separated his and that of People's National Convention's Michael Womeogo Namalteng, who had the support of the Convention People's Party (CPP).

Progressive People’s Party’s Joseph Toatoba polled 214 votes while the New Vision Party’s James Bambora Doubil polled 93 votes.

The Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho will swear in BT Baba to represent the people of Talensi in the House.

Meanwhile, the People's National Convention candidate, Dr. Michael Wumbeogo has challenged the results of the elections.

He said he will go to court to seek nullification of the results in the by-election. Read more PNC heads to court over BT Baba's votes

Dr. Michael Wumbeogo who garnered 6,836 representing 27.90% of the total votes cast also accused the EC of conniving with the NDC to rig the polls.

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