April 11, 2016

Incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu, has vowed to work with all factions within the constituency to ensure that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) retains the parliamentary seat come November elections.

Ursula, a lawyer by profession, won the constituency Parliamentary election organized over the weekend in a poll which was characterized by confusion, especially from supporters of the former Constituency Chairman Theo Tetteh who withdrew from the election at the last minute.

She polled 554 votes to beat her only contender in the race, Roni Nicole, who garnered 317 of the total valid votes cast.

That means, Ursula is the NPP Parliamentary candidate-elect for the November 7 Parliamentary polls.

It is the second time she will be representing the area on the ticket of the elephant family.

The contest was expected to have come on some months earlier but due to series of court injunctions, had to be postponed until Saturday, April 9, 2016.

The electoral album was the bone of contention.

Former party chairman of the area, Theophilus Tetteh, who was one of the contestants, had to withdraw from the race at the last minute due to the guerilla tactics that was adopted by the National Executives in support of the incumbent MP.

On the eve of the polls, Mr. Tetteh, together with thirteen other executives of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition announced the resignation from the party.