January 20, 2016

Incumbent Member of Parliament for Akwatia, Baba Jamal has secured victory in the NDC parliamentary primary at Akwatia.

Jamal winning for the fifth consecutive time will be representing the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2016 parliamentary elections against the major opposition party’s business woman and parliamentary candidate for the New Patriotic Party, Madam Mercy Adu-Gyemfi.

Jamal polled 3,653 votes as against his major contender Basil Ahiable’s 2016.

The total valid votes cast were 5,767 out of expected voting population of 8,058. The rejected ballots were 98.

The primary in this constituency was delayed last year following irregularities in the voters register and some security concerns.