Nii Lantey Vanderpuye wins Odododiodio Constituency

 Nii Lantey VanderpuyePresidential staffer Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye has been declared winner of the hotly-contested Odododiodio Constituency.

The National Democratic Congress’ parliamentary candidate polled 45, 967 to retain the seat for his party.

It was occupied by Ebenezer Nii Tackey Commey, who lost the primaries to the Member of Parliament-elect.

New Patriotic Party’s Victor Okaikoi came second after polling 26,269 of the total votes cast. He conceded defeat a few hours after voting closed on Friday.

The third contestant, Emmanuel Odoi of the Convention People’s Party – which won the seat in 1951 when Kwame Nkrumah stood elections – had 745 votes.

Mr Vanderpuye dedicated the win to three late personalities.

“I’m dedicating this victory to my late mum, Prof. Mills and my political father David Lamptey,” he said after being declared the winner.

He expressed gratitude to “every member of the NDC” especially the incumbent MP Nii Tackey Commey.


Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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