Election 2020: Dzifa Gomashie wins Ketu South seat; becomes first female MP

Election 2020: Dzifa Gomashie wins Ketu South seat; becomes first female MP

Former Deputy Minister for tourism Dzifa Abla Gomashie has won the Ketu South constituency seat in the Volta region.

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She is the first female to represent the Ketu South constituency in the Ghana's parliament on the ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC.

Election 2020: Dzifa Gomashie wins Ketu South seat; becomes first female MP
Dzifa Abla Gomashie MP-elect for Ketu South constituency Photo credit: Abla Dzifa Gomashie
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Dzifa Gomashie polled 84,664 votes out of a total of 100,617 valid ballots to win a seat that has been held by the NDC since 1992.

Her closest contender David Tiahno of the New Patriotic Party, NPP polled 14,904 votes

Her vote tally is a significant increase on the 48,723 votes current MP Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey had in 2016.

In 2012 Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey pulled 77,837 votes at the first attempt to enter into parliament on the ticket of the NDC.

Her victory signifies a new era for women in the Ketu South constituency.

Source: Yen

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