July 18, 2016

Incumbent Member of Parliament for Nkwanta South, Gershon Bediame’s dream of continuing to represent his constituents in Parliament in 2017 has been dashed.

This follows his defeat in the party’s primary held on Saturday.

He was heavily beaten by Geofrey Kini, a businessman who polled 7,637, with the incumbent garnering a paltry 591.

Other candidates, Dr Felix Anebor, a political science lecturer polled 2,342, with Solomon Bagme having 1,626 votes. Narayana Osei Nyarko Charles, Banker and Lawyer received 69 votes.

Over 17,000 card bearing members of the NDC voted in 90 polling centres across the constituency.

Hon. Gershon Gbediame  tutor,  at PRESEC, Legon, has been in Parliament since  January 1997 to date.

He has served on Parliamentary committees such as Committee on Poverty Reduction Strategy, Local Government and Rural Development, Special Budget Committee, Trade, Industry and Tourism.