November 28, 2011

The Just ended NDC parliamentary primaries in orphan constituencies have produced interesting but surprising results as some heavy weights in the party who were considered favorites to win had the rudest shock of their lives as they lost to people who were regarded “unknown” in the party.

In the Eastern Region a Deputy Information Minister Baba Jamal who is not new to contesting primaries in the Akwatia Constituency, won massively in Akwatia in the Eastern region which put him forward as the NDC candidate in the 2012 elections.

He polled 336 votes against Nana Kwaku Efisah who got 15 votes.

In the same region, the Executive Director of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Julius Debrah who is tipped to give the incumbent NPP MP for Suhum a run for his money won the bid to contest as the NDC candidate.

Ghana’s ambassador to the Czech Republic Victor Smith who has gained a lot of political experience also got the nod by popular acclamation as the party’s Abuakwa North candidate. He was unopposed.

In the Western region, the Chief Executive of the Ghana Investment Promotions Centre, George Aboagye, won the Ahanta West constituency seat against a former Minister of State Sam Pee Yalley who was tipped to win.

The Volta region which has been acclaimed as the ‘World Bank’ of the ruling National Democratic Congress has one seat, Nkwanta North, which is currently being held by the NPP.

In the Central Region, the National Coordinator for the Computerised School Selection and Placement System, Samuel Oppong lost to a legal advisor at Data Bank, Obeng Inkoom for the Agona West constituency.

In Essikuma Odoben Brakwa Constituency in the Central region, incumbent DCE Georgina Nkrumah Boah won over Emmanuel Tawiah Aboagye.

Kwadwo Anim/