Bryan Acheampong wins Abetifi seat for NPP

Bryan Acheampong wins Abetifi seat for NPP

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has retained the Abetifi seat in parliament after their candidate won the by-election Saturday.

Bryan Acheampong won the Abetifi by-election with 14,015 votes out of the total votes.

His closest competitor in the contest was an independent parliamentary candidate who polled 469 votes.

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) candidate followed closely with 439 votes.

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The parliamentary candidates of the United Front Party (UFP) got the least votes of 406.

The seat became vacant following the demise of the late NPP Member of Parliament (MP), Peter Wiafe Pepera.

He died on May 21 at the 37 Military Hospital after a short illness.

Meanwhile the governing NDC withdrew from the contest in honour of the memory of the late MP.

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