An educationist Madam Gifty Twum Ampofo has won the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primary in the Abuakwa North Constituency in the Eastern Region.
Madam Twum Ampofo polled 207 to beat Mr. Kyei Brobbey, a former Headmaster of Ofori Panin SHS and Mr. Isaac Osei Ampadu a businessman who polled 27 and 104 respectively.
Two persons who filed to contest the primary pulled out. One of them, a former Member of Parliament for the constituency, Prof Emeritus Samuel Kwadwo Amoako, threw his support behind the only female in the race and the eventual winner.
The primary became necessary following the demise of the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu.
The Electoral Commission has fixed March 29 for the by-election in the Abuakwa North Constituency.
The Commission will start receiving nominations for the election between March 1 and March 2 at the District Office of the Commission at Tafo in the Eastern Region, from 9:00am to 12:00noon and2:00pm to 5:00pm both days.
J. B Danquah was stabbed to death in his bedroom at his resident in Accra on Tuesday February 9, 2016 by a 19-year old school dropout, Daniel Asiedu, who is currently standing trial.
Source: Kweku Antwi-Otoo|Onua FM|tv3network.com|Ghana