NPP wins 26 parliamentary seats in Eastern Region
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) won 26 out of the 33 parliamentary seats in the Eastern Region including all the five newly created constituencies.
The five new constituencies are Nsawam Adoagyiri, which was won by Mr Frank Annor Dompreh, former Regional Youth Organizer of the party; Fanteakwa North by incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for Fanteakwa, Mr Amankwaah Asiama, who lost the first primary of the party but came back to contest the new constituency.
The other constituencies are Asene-Akroso-Manso, which was won by Yaw Owusu Boateng, a former MP for Akyem Oda; Atiwa East by Mrs Abena Osei Asare, a Chartered Accountant with Barclays Bank; and Robert Kwasi Amoah – Achiase.
Akim Abuakwa South was won by Samuel Atta Akyea; Atiwa West- Kwasi Amoako-Atta, who defeated the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Atiwa, Atta Twum; Akyem Oda- William Agyapong Quaittoo ; Kade – Ofosu Asamoah, who has won the seat for three conservative times; and Akropong – William Ofori Boafo, who also won for three times.
Mr Kwasi Adjei Boateng, a former New Juaben Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), who took the mantle from Mr Hackman Owusu Agyemang, former MP and won New Juaben North. Dr Mark Assibey-Yeboah, an economist and a lecturer of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), is one of the new MPs. He won the New Juaben South.
Peter Wiafe Pepra also retained the Abetifi seat and Seth Kwame Acheampong defeated the DCE for Mpraeso to retain the Mpraeso seat. David Oppon Kusi won the Ofoase-Ayirebi seat for the third time and Kofi Okyere-Agyekum won Fanteakwa South, for the first time.
Esther Obeng Dapaah, a former Minister of Lands and Forestry, defeated the DCE for Birim North, Ms Mavis Ama Frimpong, to win the Abirem seat for the third time.
Akim Abuakwa North, was one of the hot spots but the Eastern Regional Minister, Victor Smith bowed to Joseph Boakye Danquah, a former Deputy Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs. Osei Bonsu Amoah won the Akuapem South seat, while Ms Gifty Klenam retained the Lower West Akyem seat.
Daniel Kwaku Botwe who also retained his seat in Okere after defeating his main contender, George Opare Addo, MCE for Akuapem North, while Frederick Opare-Ansah beat Julius Debra at Suhum.
Samuel Ayeh-Paye secured the Ayensuano seat for the second time while Kofi Osei-Ameyaw, who lost the Asuogyaman seat in 2008 worked harder to defeat the incumbent MP this time round. GNA