Ama Dokua wins Okaikwei North parliamentary primary

Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei beat the former deputy chief executive of MASLOC Alberta Afia Akoto and the former MP for the constituency Fuseini Issah

The deputy minister of trade and industry Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei has won the Okaikwei North parliamentary primary for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) with 341 votes.

She beat the former deputy chief executive of MASLOC Alberta Afia Akoto and a former MP for the constituency, Fuseini Issah.

The veteran editor of the Daily Searchlight newspaper, Kenneth Kwabena Agyei Kuranchie, polled 27 votes, Prince Owusu Mensah had six votes and Akoto had 228 votes. Of the other two candidates, Stephen Adipa Nyarko garnered 108 votes while Fuseini Issah managed 114 votes.

During the exercise, pandemonium erupted at the voting centre when some delegates believed not to be from the constituency attempted to vote there.

The police intervened swiftly to restore law and order.

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