Delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Assin North Constituency in the Central Region have overwhelmingly voted for Charles Opoku to lead their party in the June 27 by-elections.
Mr Opoku polled 397 out of the total valid votes cast to beat his sole contender, Frederick Freeman Amoah-Kyei, who polled 136 votes, in the primaries held on Wednesday, June 7.
The primaries were held at the Church of Pentecost in Akonfodi in Assin Bereku with national executives led by NPP General Secretary Justin Kodua Frimpong in attendance.
Supporters of Charles Opoku broke into jubilation after the ballots were sorted out given the volumes on the desk of the electoral officers.
With the results declared, they were beside themselves with joy congratulating their candidate.
Before the elections, the two aspirants were made to swear allegiance to help to ensure that the NPP reclaims the Assin North seat.
Charles Opoku will battle James Gyakye Quayson of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the seat.
In the 2020 elections, Mr Gyakye Quayson beat incumbent Abena Durowaa Mensah to the seat.
His election was, however, challenged by a constituent, who had told a Cape Coast High Court that he had not renounced his Canadian citizenship prior to his nomination.
The decision was affirmed by the Supreme Court and Parliament was ordered to expunge his name from all records.