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Nii Lantey Vanderpuye retains Odododiodio parliamentary seat

Nii Lantey Vanderpuije
Nii Lantey Vanderpuije

The incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye for the Odododiodio constituency has retained his seat as the MP of the area.

He beats his main opponent Edward Patrick Nii Lante Bannerman, the New Patroitic Party (NPP) candidate in a keenly contested election.

Others who also contested for the Odododiodio seat are Sampson Issaka of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), William Larbi for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), and Jonathan Mitchel Heward Mills for All Peoples Congress (APC).

The outcome of the parliamentary elections was delayed due to some form of misunderstanding between an NDC party agent and an EC official over figures recorded on the pink sheet.

After arguments which lasted for about 20 minutes the misunderstanding was rectified which paved way for the announcement of both the parliamentary and the presidential results.

Report elsewhere indicates that since 1996, the election in the constituency have been a two-horse race between the ruling NDC and NPP. This year’s does not appear to be different, as Nii Lante Vanderpuye, the incumbent MP and Nii Lantey Bannerman, the NPP candidate, were the clear favourites.

Parliamentary results for the Odododiodio constituency

Convention People’s Party (CPP) – 422

Progressive People’s Party (PPP)-411

National Democratic Congress (NDC) – 36,606

New Patriotic Party (NPP) – 26,671

All People’s Congress (APC) – 69

 Presidential results

Convention People’s Party (CPP) – 53

National Democratic Congress (NDC) – 37,217

National Democratic Party (NDP)-39

Progressive People’s Party (PPP)-245

Peoples National Convention (PNC) – 13

New Patriotic Party (NPP) – 26,585

Independent candidate (Jacob Osei Yeboah) – 12

Total valid votes- 64,164

Total Rejected votes-582

By Pamela Ofori-Boateng

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