Lydia Seyram Alhassan wins Ayawaso West Wuogon seat
Lydia Seyram Alhassan has won the Ayawaso West Wuogon seat after Thursday's, January 31, 2019, by-election.
With the win, Lydia has thus replaced her husband as the Member of Parliament for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency.
Lydia, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate, was the second wife of the late MP Mr Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko.
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She polled 68.80 per cent of the valid votes cast.
Her closest challenger, Kwasi Delali Brempong of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) polled 30.52 per cent while William Kofi Dowokpor of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and Clement Boadi of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) polled 0.58 and 0.10 per cent respectively.
YEN.com.gh had earlier reported how the election was marred by a shooting incident at the residence of one of the aspirants, Brempong; which resulted in injuries to 18 persons.
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Member of Parliament for Ningo-Pranpram, Sam George, was also assaulted by very well built men in black T-shirts.
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