-The Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu, was elected the Member of Parliament-elect for the Hohoe constituency
- Days after the history-making feat, the former Volta regional chairman of the NPP, began work in fulfillment of his campaign promises by breaking grounds for the construction of a palace for the Zongo community
- He has earlier broken grounds for the construction of a similar edifice for the Wli Traditional Council
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After breaking the parliamentary jinx in Hohoe in the Volta Region in the just-ended general elections, John Peter Amewu has started fulfilling his campaign promises to the electorates.
The Energy Minister and Member of Parliament-elect for Hohoe, Amewu, broke grounds on Thursday, December 10, 2020, for the construction of a state-of-the-art palace for the Zongo community.
The move was in fulfillment of the promise he made to the community two days to the general elections, a statement on his Facebook page and sighted by YEN.com.gh stated.
When completed, the two-storey edifice would boast of 1,500 sitting capacity on the ground floor and offices for the chief, opinion leaders, and Zongo elders on the first floor.
It would also have a stocked library and washrooms.
Earlier, Amewu broke grounds for the construction of a similar edifice for the Wli Traditional Council.
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Amewu praised himself for a job well done in the parliamentary election at Hohoe Constituency in the Volta Region.
He defeated the incumbent MP, Prof Margaret Kweku of the NDC, polling 26,952 against the latter’s 21,821.
The NPP reportedly never won a polling station in that constituency.
Meanwhile, The United States entreated former President John Dramani Mahama to challenge the results of the just-ended general elections in court if he believed he was cheated.
Mahama refused to accept the results of Monday’s polls as declared by the Electoral Commission.
Jean Mensa, on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, declared President Nana Akufo-Addo the winner of the presidential race. He collected a little over 51 percent while Mahama got a little over 47 percent of the valid votes cast.
In a statement congratulating, President Akufo-Addo, for securing a second term in office, the United States Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan, said the elections were free and fair.
That notwithstanding, she said her country expects any electoral disagreement to be resolved through legal means.
Meanwhile, the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) certified the presidential results as declared by the EC.
According to the local elections observer, its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology used in observing the 2020 elections confirmed the figures of the commission.
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