Governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has retained the Amenfi West Constituency seat, defeating their main contender, the NPP by some 2,000 plus votes.
The NDC’s candidate, 41 year old Economist, Eric Afful polled 15,809 votes representing 52.64% of total votes cast. His main contender, Paul Derky of the NPP polled 13,076 votes representing 43.54%.
The other contestants; Abraham Kwadwo Buadee of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and United Front Party’s Elvis Adjei, polled 1,032 and 113 votes respectively.
According to the certified results by the Electoral Commission, voter turnout was 49% of the total 62,364 registered voters in the constituency.
The by-election follows the demise of the National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Mr John Gyetuah.
The Amenfi West Constituency is one of the oldest constituencies, since its creation, the constituency after the country returned to constitutional rule in 1992, has always voted for NDC until 2003 when the then NDC member, Mr Kofi Asante resigned as MP.Amenfi West is one of the constituencies represented in the Parliament of Ghana. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. Amenfi West is located in the Wasa Amenfi West district of the Western Region of Ghana.