July 14, 2015

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament elect for Talensi Benson Tongo Baba has been sworn in by the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho on the floor of Parliament.

Mr B.T Baba, a former Director-General of the Ghana Prisons Service, polled 10,366 of the total valid cast, representing 42.31%, to win the seat which was declared vacant by the Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, following the resignation of Robert Nachinab Doameng Mosore, in June 2015 after he was enskinned a paramount Chief of Tongo.

His closest rival, Thomas Pearson Duanab Wunifrom the New Patriotic Party (NDC) polled 6,845 votes, representing 27.94% of the total 24,499 valid votes cast.

B. T. Baba’s election now brings to total 148 of NDC Parliamentary seats while that of the NPP drops to 122 from a previous 123 seats.

He has the next two and half years to occupy the seat before contesting for another election in 2016 parliamentary election.

The Talensi seat, had for the past three terms, been occupied by the ruling NDC with a majority of 2000 votes difference.