November 23, 2015

There is wild jubilation by supporters of Sam George, the newly elected Parliamentary Candidate for Ningo/Prampram constituency on the ticket of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) on the streets of Prampram which is stronghold of his opponent E.T Mensah.

Sam George beat his former political ‘god-father’ and NDC heavy weight E.T Mensah, in one of the fiercest race in the just ended primaries.

Certified results declared by the Electoral Commission official from 22 polling stations gave Samuel Nartey George, 4,910 votes representing 53.4% of total votes with ET Mensah polling 2,831 representing 38.5%.

Ningo-Prampram was tagged as the hottest spot before Saturday’s nationwide primaries, and it indeed lived up to the billing with all the drama that unfolded before the voting day.

The initial war of words between the former ‘father and son’ contestants in the media was intensified on the grounds in Ningo-Prampram, where Mr. Sam George was reportedly attacked and jabbed on the face disagreement about the voters’ register on Saturday. This led to the election being postponed to Sunday.

The supporters took to the streets Monday morning to express their excitement over the victory of Sam George, whose triumph is one that his funs will savour for a long time.

With his election, Sam George will battle off NPP’s Parliamentary candidate for the area, Sylvester Tetteh who is also solid on the ground.

It however remains to be seen if Sam George will be able to beat the NPP candidate who contested E.T Mensah in 2012 elections and polled 17,122, as against E.T Mensah’s 21,178 votes.