NPP primary : 22 year old girl beats incumbent; 4 others in Kwabre East

A young lady believed to be 22 years of age, and a 2nd year student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has been elected the parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party in the Kwabre East constituency.

Francisca Oteng-Mensah, a law student, beat competition from five male contenders including the incumbent MP, Kofi Frimpong, who has sevred as an MP on three occasions.

Francisca Oteng-Mensah  managed to poll 321 votes to beat the closest contender and incumbent MP, Kofi Frimpong, who polled 187 votes.

The defeated incumbent MP

The other contenders, Lawyer Osei Poku  had 202 votes, whiles K. Adjei Sefa  managed 33 votes with Emmanuel Owusu polling a meager  13 votes.

It is unclear what may have accounted for the shocking victory of the young student who may not have garnered experience politically. can confirm that Francisca is the daughter of renowned entrepreneur Dr. Oteng Agyei, CEO of Angel Group of companies, whose businesses include a radio and TV station, a school, construction and estate firms, a herbal medicine and cream manufacturing firm amongst others.

She is believed to have been hugely sponsored by her father to win the polls.

Francisca may not be the youngest to enter Ghana’s Parliament should she win the parliamentary elections in 2016.

There are reports Ghana’s youngest MP in the era of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was 20 years.

By: Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie/ 

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