Ejisu NPP Primaries: Kwesi Nyantakyi And Abronye's Wife Lose, Kwabena Boateng Wins

Ejisu NPP Primaries: Kwesi Nyantakyi And Abronye's Wife Lose, Kwabena Boateng Wins

  • Former GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi has lost the NPP's parliamentary primary in Ejisu
  • Nyantakyi polled 35 votes, with the winner, Lawyer Kwabena Boateng, garnering 394
  • Abronye's wife, Portia Acheampong, also lost woefully, polling an abysmal six votes

Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi has failed in his bid to become a parliamentarian.

Nyantakyi lost the New Patriotic Party (NPP's) parliamentary primary held in the Ejisu constituency on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

Boateng, Abronye's wife, Nyantakyi in Ejisu NPP primary
Kwesi Nyantakyi and Abronye's wife were beaten by Kwabena Boateng in the Ejisu NPP primary Photo source: Oyerepa FM
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Ejisu by-election and NPP primary

The NPP held the primary to find a candidate for the upcoming parliamentary by-election scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

The by-election has been necessitated by the sudden passing of Ejisu MP John Kumah, who had been retained by popular acclamation as the NPP's candidate for the 2024 elections.

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It had been initially reported that John Kumah had been poisoned, but his wife, Apostle Lillian Kumah, disputed the claims.

Her interview about her husband's death led to rumours that the NPP was tapping her to become their candidate, but this turned out to be false. She did not even file to contest in the primary, leaving nine people, including Nyantakyi, the Lawyer, and Abronye's wife, to battle it out.

Kwesi Nyantakyi and Abronye's wife lose

The former GFA boss lost woefully to Lawyer Kwabena Boateng. He polled 35 votes out of over 1,000 votes against Boateng's 394.

Another notable loser was Lawyer Portia Acheampong, wife of Bono Region NPP Chairman Kwame Baffoe Abronye, who only got six votes.

Helina Mensah (302 votes), Maame Yaa Aboagye (229 votes), Dr Evans Duah (61 votes), Aaron Duah (2 Votes), Karikari Mensah (2 votes), and Jacqueline Abena Pokua Amoah Boaitey a.k.a. Ejisu Broni (0 votes) were the other contestants.

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Below are the provisional results as shared by Asempa FM's Osei Bonsu:

Nyantakyi hospitalised on the eve of Ejisu NPP primary

Meanwhile, Kwesi Nyantakyi was reportedly hospitalised amidst the NPP parliamentary primary in the Ejisu Constituency.

The former GFA boss, who received treatment for stomach pain at the Legacy Hospital in Asokore Mampong in the Ashanti Region, appeared at the election grounds looking frail.

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