Sitting National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for Akwatia Baba Jamal has been given the mandate again by delegates to represent the party in the 2016 parliamentary elections.
Jamal polled 3,653 votes as against his main rival Basil Ahiable’s 2016 to make him the winner of the contest.
In all total valid votes cast were 5,767 out of expected voting population of 8,058. The rejected ballots were 98.
Addressing the gathering after the EC officially announced him [Baba Jamal] the winner, the incumbent called for unity within the party.
According to him the victory in the November polls begins from now. “2016 elections start from today; the issue about violence must be discouraged… I am most grateful to my campaign team and all the stakeholders in this primaries and all those behind me,” he sad.
Tuesday’s elections in Akwatia was characterised by massive violence. But the police ensures sanity and order.
The primary in this constituency was called off last year due to security concerns and a dispute over the voters register.