Peter Amewu: We made history in Hohoe parliamentary election

Peter Amewu: We made history in Hohoe parliamentary election

- The energy minister, John Peter Amewu, has claimed that he made history with his performance in the Hohoe parliamentary contest

- The constituency has been an NDC stronghold since its creation

- The NPP has never won a polling station in that constituency since 1992

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The energy Minister, John Peter Amewu, has praised himself for what he considers a job well done in the parliamentary election at Hohoe Constituency in the Volta Region.

Early results from the constituency showed that Amewu had won in five polling stations in the constituency, with huge margins.

The polling stations included the St Francis College of Education Hohoe 1 polling station where he won with 370 against Kwaku's 160.

At the St Francis College of Education Hohoe 2 polling station, he won 168 to 118 for Kwaku.

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The NPP has reportedly never won a polling station in that constituency.

The positive early results appeared to have convinced Amewu that he had won the race, prompting him to celebrate on Facebook.

"We made history today in Hohoe's political journey. My gratitude goes to everybody for a job well done."

Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo has asked members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to be vigilant and protect the ballot boxes as counting begins in the just-ended general elections.

Earlier, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) accused the governing (NPP) of ballot stuffing in the general elections.

Addressing a news conference earlier today, the party’s director of elections, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, cited some constituencies in the Ashanti Region where he claimed the crime occurred.

He also mentioned other incidents in Circle in Accra and Bimbilla in Northern Ghana.

Meanwhile, The Ghana Police Service (GPS) began investigations into all allegations of crime and impropriety in elections.

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In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, the service described the exercise as peaceful with voting resuming at places where the process was halted due to rainstorms.

The service further noted that security personnel had been sent to the Polling Stations where it observed the absence of security presence.

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Source: Yen News

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