NPP primaries: Presidential staffer Asenso-Boakye floors incumbent MP in Bantama

NPP primaries: Presidential staffer Asenso-Boakye floors incumbent MP in Bantama

- Francis Asenso-Boakye is reported to have won the Bantama NPP Primaries by a landslide vote

- He contested the seat with incumbent MP for the area, Daniel Okyem Aboagye

- Jubilation has started in earnest as Asenso-Boakye's supporters at the polling stations are shouting for joy

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News reaching YEN.com.gh from the ongoing NPP Primaries in the Bantama Constituency has it that deputy chief of staff at the presidency, Francis Asenso-Boakye, has won the contest.

Bantama Constituency which was regarded as an area to watch and hotspot by many political analysts was contested by incumbent Member of Parliament, Daniel Okyem Aboagye.

Preliminary results coming in from polling stations in Bantama showed that Mr Asenso-Boakye was in a comfortable lead and his supporters were sure of a landslide victory.

Three out of the nine polling stations in Bantama polled the election 44-93-55 and 7-26-6 in favor of Francis Asenso-Boakye.

NPP primaries: Presidential staffer Asenso-Boakye floors incumbent MP in Bantama

NPP primaries: Presidential staffer Asenso-Boakye floors incumbent MP in Bantama. Source: UGC
Source: UGC

Total number of votes now stands at 456 as against 122 in favor of the presidential staffer.

According to constituents and delegates in the area, Francis Asenso-Boakye, proved that he was the man for the job through his efforts to support people of the area.

Some supporters who were in jubilant mood ahead of the official declaration said Francis Asenso-Boakye was very instrumental in the constituency during the lockdown necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to them, he gave them food and preventive apparatus in line with directives issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) in a bid to fight the pandemic.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the parliamentary primaries being held in Effiduase was disrupted by one of the candidates, Lawyer Kwame Adom-Appiah.

Reports have it that Kwame Adom-Appiah, together with some people, drove to the polling center and picked up the album being used for elections.

It is said that he reportedly said if that album was used, the election would not be free and fair.

Source: Yen

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