- John Peter Amewu has confidently stated that he would have still won his seat if residents in Santrofi, Akpafu, Likpe, and Lolobi had voted
- He debunked the claims that the residents of those areas were not made to vote so that he could win the seat for the NPP
- According to him, in 2004 and 2008, those four mentioned areas were his strongholds and he would have won regardless if they had voted
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Former Minister of Energy, John Peter Amewu, has confidently stated that in the just-ended elections, he would have still won his seat if some areas exempted from voting were included in the elections.
The Minister-designate for Railway Development was accused of not allowing residents of Santrofi, Akpafu, Likpe, and Lolobi (SALL) to vote.
There were claims that he would have lost his parliamentary bid if residents of the aforementioned areas were allowed to vote.
The Electoral Commission on the eve of the general elections announced that the people could not participate in the parliamentary polls due to the inability to create a constituency because the C.I. needed to do so could not mature in the 7th Parliament.
Despite the explanation by the EC, a section of the public alleged those areas were disenfranchised to ensure Amewu's win in the Hohoe constituency.
He debunked the claims that the residents of those areas were not made to vote so that he could win the seat for the NPP.
Amewu stated that in 2004 and 2008, those four mentioned areas were his strongholds, and if they had voted, he would have even won with a higher margin.
He made this known when he appeared before Parliament’s Appointment Committee on Wednesday, February 24.
Amewu won the seat with 26,952 votes in his third attempt while his National Democratic Congress (NDC) opponent, Margaret Kweku, polled 21,821 votes.
Meanwhile, the EC is expected to initiate processes leading to the creation of a new constituency in the district.
In other news, John Peter Amewu on Wednesday unconditionally apologised for threatening to kill NDC Members of Parliament during the chaotic election of the Speaker of Parliament.
The Hohoe MP who contested on the ticket of the governing NPP in the Volta Region in a rage of anger threatened to kill the MPs.
They were hooting at him as he approached their side of the aisle as Parliament turned chaotic.
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