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Okudjeto Ablakwa and Quashiga win in Volta NDC primaries

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Members of Parliament for Ho-Central, Keta and North-Tongu constituencies in the Volta region have lost their bids to contest this year’s   parliamentary elections on the ticket of the  National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Captain George Nfodjo (retired) MP Ho-Central with 52 rpt 52 votes came third after the winner Mr Benjamin Kpodo, Accountant with 270 rpt 270 votes and Mrs Fafa Adinyra, Human Resource Manager,polled 104 votes to place second.

Mr Stephen Adom, an Assemblyman, polled 17 votes to beat Mr Gordon Akpadie, Lawyer`14 rpt 14 votes to fifth place.

Mr Richard Quashigah, NDC Propaganda Secretary, polled 92 rpt 92 votes to beat Mr Richard Larsey Agbenyefia, MP for Keta, who polled 85 rpt 85 votes, followed by Mr Rocky Amudzi businessman 54 rpt 54 votes, Mr Kwame Gakpey, Public Servant, 53, rpt 53 votes and Mr Chris Ackumey, Lawyer, 10 votes.

Mr Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa, a Deputy Minister of Information, came tops with 157 votes in a field of eight candidates to displace Mr Charles Hodogbe, MP for  North-Tongu, who polled 26 rpt 26 votes to place forth after Mr Christopher Kofi Eleblu, Accountant, 111 rpt 111 votes and Mr Kwame Alorvi, former Unionist, with 56 rpt 56 votes.

Mr Lawson Kwesi Gakpey came fifth with 16 votes, Mr Cosmos Etse Asem 5 votes with Mr James Cudjoe Agornyrah and Mr Christian Akaho-Tay polling three votes each.

Mr Kofi Humado, MP for Anlo, however retained his ticket with 269 rpt 269 votes beating Mr Ghandi Mawuenyega 44 votes and Mr Kafui Agbleze 30 votes.

Mr James Avedzi, MP for Ketu-North, also retained the NDC ticket with 247 rpt 247 votes beating Dr Stephen Ahiawordor, lecturer, 68 rpt 68 votes and Mr Kwaku Treme, Mining consultant, 06 rpt o6 votes.

Madam Anita De-Sosoo National Women’s Organiser of the NDC told delegates after the declaration of results in Ho-Central that the orderly conduct of the elections and the results affirmed the victory for the NDC.

She therefore called on all party members in the constituency to gird their loins behind the winner to prosecute a vigorous campaign to claim more votes for the Party in the Presidential and Parliamentary elections in December

She acknowledged that Captain Nfodjo has achieved a lot for the Party in the constituency and should be accorded great respect among party members.

Captain Nfodjo and the other contestantas pledged to support Mr Kpodo.

Mr Kpodo, on his part, said he shared his victory with his opponents and their supporters and called for collective action towards winning the December elections.

He promised to include his opponents in his campaign team and make resources available to keep the party active in the constituency for a resounding victory in December.

Source: GNA

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