NPP Primaries: Dakoa Newman defeats male candidates to win seat for South Okaikoi

NPP Primaries: Dakoa Newman defeats male candidates to win seat for South Okaikoi

- Dakoa Newman has won the seat for Okaikoi South Constituency of the Greater Accra Region

- She defeated incumbent MP for Okaikoi South, Hon Ahmed Arthur, and Nana Fredua

- Dakoa clinched the win during the governing New Patriotic Party’s primaries held [today], Saturday, June 20, 2020

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Parliamentary candidate for Okaikoi South of the Greater Accra Region, Dakoa Newman, has won the seat for the constituency in the ongoing governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primaries.

The only female candidate in the contest for the Okaikoi South seat floored her male opponents to clinch the win.

Dakoa contested the seat with incumbent Member of Parliament, Hon. Ahmed Arthur and Nana Fredua Agyeman Ofori-Atta.

Provisional results indicate that she polled 440 votes from 9 voting centers while the current MP had 327 votes.

Certified results

Dakoa Newman - 440 votes

Hon. Ahmed Arthur - 327 votes

Nana Fredua - 27 votes

Dakoa Newman who is currently a polling station women organiser in the Okaikoi South constituency.

She is an old student of Wesley Girls Senior High School, Cape Coast and holds a Political Science Degree from the University of Ghana, Legon as well as a Master’s Degree in Programme and Project management from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.

Dakoa Newman also holds professional certificates in project management and also risk management from the Project Management Institute, USA.

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that chaos erupted at the Avenor electoral area of the Okaikoi South constituency in the Greater Accra Region after a vote was wrongfully cast for a delegate.

The altercation was triggered after the first vote and another person with the right documents matching the information in the album also came to cast his ballot.

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