The Parliamentary candidate of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Benson Tongo Baba has won the Talensi parliamentary bye-election, beating seven other contestants.
The Talensi Constituency seat became vacant following the resignation of the former Member of Parliament, Mr Robert Naachinaab Musuore after he was enskinned Chief of the Tongo Traditional Area. He was representing the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Final declared results show that Baba won10, 366 votes, giving him 42.31 percent of the ballots. The candidate of the NPP, Wuni Thomas Pearson Buanab got 6,845 votes which gave him 27.95 percent.
The other candidates Joseph Toatoba of the Progressive Peoples’ Party (PPP) received 214 votes or 0.87 percent, Dennis Atiah Tambil of the Independent People’s Party (IPP) had 38 votes representing 0.16 percent. Mr James Mambora Doubil of the New Vision Party (NVP) got 93 votes or 0.38 percent of the ballots, Dr Michael Namalteng Wombeogo of the People’s National Convention (PNC) received 6,836 representing 27.90 votes; Mr Issac Kuugarzore of the United Progressive Party (UPP) got 49 votes or 0.20 percent and Yaro Philip Bameezina of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) had 58 votes or 0.24 percent.
The total votes cast were 25,381, total valid votes were 24,499, there were 882 total rejected votes; the total number of registered voters is 39,525 and the total voter turnout was 64.22 percent.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi