Tongu (Volta Region) Nov. 5, 2023
The Vice President of the Republic, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Saturday won the New Patriotic Party’s presidential primaries to lead the party in the coming 2024 General Election.
The Vice President polled 118,210 votes representing 61.43 percent out of the total valid votes cast to beat Mr Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central who got 71,996 representing 37.41 percent votes.
The other contenders were Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, a former Minister for Food and Agriculture who polled 1,459 representing 0.75 percent and Mr Francis Adai Nimo, a former MP for Ashanti Mampong, who secured 781 votes, representing 0.41 percent.
More than 204,000 delegates of the party took part in the primaries in 275 polling stations across the country.
In some Constituencies, including the Volta, Northern and Central Regions of Ghana, Mr. Kennedy Agyapong was endorsed ahead of Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
In the Central, North, and South Tongu constituencies of the Volta Region for example, Mr Agyapong polled a total of 1,131 votes against 901 votes obtained by Dr Bawumia with four votes for Dr Afriyie Akoto and two for Mr Addai-Nimoh.
Monitoring the election in all the 275 Constituencies across the country, the NPP Presidential primaries has generally been peaceful.
Mr. Agyapong accepted the entire election results in good faith and pledged his support for the party in the 2024 general elections.
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