NPP Primaries: Akufo-Addo Ministers Fall Flat As Tina Mensah, Freda Prempeh, Other Appointees Lose

NPP Primaries: Akufo-Addo Ministers Fall Flat As Tina Mensah, Freda Prempeh, Other Appointees Lose

  • Some Akufo-Addo administration ministers have lost their bids to remain in Parliament for the New Patriotic Party
  • Tina Mensah, the deputy minister of health, and Joseph Cudjoe, the minister of public enterprises, were among the ministers who lost their primaries
  • The NPP had over 300 parliamentary aspirants vying in 101 constituencies across the country

A number of President Akufo-Addo's ministers have been booted out by New Patriotic Party delegates in the party's primaries.

Among the losses have been Tina Mensah, the deputy minister of health; Gifty Twum-Ampofo, deputy minister of gender; Freda Prempeh, the sanitation minister; and Joseph Cudjoe, the minister of public enterprises.

Akufo-Addo ministers lose primaries
A number of Akufo-Addo's ministers fell in the primaries. Source: Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection/Tina Mensah/Ministry of Information Ghana
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These results are according to provisional results collated so far.

Jerry Ahmed Shaib won Weija Gbawe with 786 votes to Tina Mensah's 361.

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The incumbent Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, Twum-Ampofo, lost to Nana Ampaw Addo-Frempong after polling 202 votes to his 222 votes.

Palgrave Boakye Danquah followed this with 76 votes, and Nana Kwame Mamfe had four votes.

In Tano North, Prempeh lost the parliamentary primary to the spokesperson of Vice President Gideon Boako.

Prempeh polled 221 votes, while Boako polled 444 votes.

The one other MP who lost was Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection and MP for Walewale in the North East Region Hajia Lariba Zuweira Abudu.

Other Deputy Ministers who lost their re-election bids were Mahama Asei Seini, MP for Daboya, Deputy Minister of Communications and MP for Juaben in Ashanti, Ama Pomaa Boateng; a Deputy Minister of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development and MP for Offinso North, Collins Ntim; Deputy Minister of Labour Relations and MP for Lower Hemang Denkyira, Bright Wireko-Brobbey, and Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Acquaculture Development and MP for Trobu, Moses Anim.

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The NPP had over 300 parliamentary aspirants vying in 101 constituencies across 15 out of the 16 regions in Ghana.

These primaries were held in constituencies where the party has sitting MPs.

The party previously selected parliamentary candidates in constituencies where it does not have sitting MPs on December 2, 2023.

Akufo-Addo appointees who won big during earlier NPP primaries

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Eugene Arhin, Communications Director at the Jubilee House, won the NPP constituency primary in Awutu Senya West.

Arhin was among a number of President Akufo-Addo's appointees who were victorious in the primary.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Youth Authority Akosua Manu emerged victorious in Adentan.

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Delali Adogla-Bessa (Current Affairs Editor) Delali Adogla-Bessa is a Current Affairs Editor with YEN.com.gh. Delali previously worked as a freelance journalist in Ghana and has over seven years of experience in media, primarily with Citi FM, Equal Times, Ubuntu Times. Delali also volunteers with the Ghana Institute of Language Literacy and Bible Translation, where he documents efforts to preserve local languages. He graduated from the University of Ghana in 2014 with a BA in Information Studies. Email: delali.adogla-bessa@yen.com.gh.

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