NDC’s Kwasi Ashiamah Wins Buem By-election

NDC_logoThe National Democratic Congress’s Kwasi Ashiamah, 43, has been voted the MP-elect for the Buem constituency.

He polled 9,366 votes representing 84.68% of the total valid ballots cast of 11,060 to beat four other contestants.

Mr Nelson Asafo, 46, businessman, who stood on the ticket of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), polled 726 votes, representing 6.46% with Mr Ellis Akoto-Ade, 63, a retired educationist, representing the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) polling 506 votes, representing 4.58% of ballots cast.

Alhaji Muniru, 38, of the National Vision Party (NVP) and Mr Adams Darko Boateng, 29, representing the Peoples National Convention (PNC) polled 251 and 211 votes respectively, representing 2.27% and 1.19%.

Reverend Simon Yakanu, returning officer, who announced the winner, said there were 187 rejected ballots with the total votes cast totalling 11,247 with 37,127 registered voters on its nominal roll.

Mr Ashiamah, thanked his constituents for electing him following the demise of the late Henry Ford Kamel.

Speaking to Citi News, he said the feat was to the memory of the late MP and pledged to continue with the good works of his predecessor to unite all NDC members in the constituency.

“The people have accepted the party as their own and I don’t think or see any party that can take the NDC’s place in the constituency in the near future,” he stated.

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Mr. Ashiamah also stated, “I am assuring all the smaller parties that I am bringing them all back to the NDC for the family to be bigger so they should be prepared for that.”

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