Wuogon by-election results: NPP’s Lydia Alhassan wins seat with 68.8%

NPP MP Lydia Alhassan
New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate, Lydia Alhassan

Results released by the Electoral Commission (EC) in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency election shows the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate, Lydia Alhassan, has won the seat.

She garnered 68.80 per cent of the total votes after the Electoral Commission (EC) finished its collation. 

The final results released by the EC are as follows:

 Candidate  Votes ObtainedPercentage (%)
Delali Brempong534130.52
William Doworkpor1020.58
Clement Boadi170.10
Lydia Alhassan12,04168.80
Total Valid Votes 17,501
Total Rejected votes88
Votes cast 17,589
Total registered voters88,710
Total % Turnout 1,983
Polling centres137

The elated but composed NPP candidate, who incidentally celebrates her birthday today is receiving lots of congratulatory messages at the Central Cafeteria collation center at Legon. 

According to Joy News correspondents who reported from few of the 137 polling stations, the wife of deceased MP Kyeremateng Agyarko took an early lead. 

This is not surprising as the biggest opposition candidate, NDC’s Kwasi Brempong withdrew from the contest after a shooting incident early Thursday morning. 

Joy News reporters spread across polling stations in the constituency report that security has been tight in all the centres that they have visited with a lot of police and Fire Service officers present to forestall violence. 

They said one thing that characterised the by-election was low voter turn out in the areas they visited.

Some polling centres on the University of Ghana campus had as low as zero per cent turn-out and a high of 28 per cent. 

The by-election was marred by violence at La Bawalashie where eight people sustained gunshot wounds.

credit: myjoyonline.com

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