Former Deputy Minister for Information Felix Kwakye Ofosu has failed in his bid to become a Member of Parliament for the Abura Asebu Kwamankese constituency in the Central region.
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Kwakye Ofosu lost to the New Patriotic Party (NPP's) Elvis Morris Donkoh who is the incumbent MP.
While Donkoh polled 25,048 votes representing 49.19 per cent, Kwakye Ofosu got 24, 872 representing 48.84 per cent. Ghana Union Movement (GUM's) got 1,001 votes representing 1.97 per cent.
From the final votes declared by the Electoral Commission, Kwakye Ofosu lost by 176 votes.
Kwakye Ofosu has already conceded defeat and congratulated his opponent.
"It was so close yet so far for me.I lost by 176 votes. Congratulations Elvis Morris Donkor and better luck to me next time.
I am also deeply grateful to all of you out there who supported my bid in diverse ways," he wrote on Facebook.
The defeat of Kwakye Ofosu comes after the NDC's Director of Elections Elvis Afriyie Ankrah claimed at a press conference that the party had snatched the seat from the NPP.
Earlier, the NPP had reacted to the NDC's press conference claiming to have flipped 36 of its seats.
According to the NPP's General Secretary John Boadu, the party is winning majority in parliament and retaining the presidential seat
John Boadu claimed that President Nana Akufo-Addo has a commanding 700,000 lead over John Mahama out of results from 87% of polling stations
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