Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu, has won the candidature of the New Patriotic Party to represent the constituency in the November 7 elections.
Mrs Owusu Ekuful polled 554 votes to win Saturday’s primary that was delayed for months due to disagreement over the constituency’s voters’ register. Her only contender, Robert Kwesi Hayfron Nicol garnered 317 votes.
A total of 1168 members of the party were expected to cast their vote but at the close of poll only 876 members managed to vote.
An elated Mrs Owusu Ekuful in her acceptance speech, urged all members of the party in the constituency to unite for the task of winning to the election for the NPP
Mr Nicol who accepted defeat urged all members to come together to ensure victory for the party.
The primary in the constituency was delayed due to a disagreement over the credibility of the voters’ register, which supporters of former constituency chairman, Theophilus Tetteh challenged at the High Court.
Today’s primary was okayed after the National Executive Committee of the party resolved to allow two different voters’ register to be used in the exercise after back and forth.
TV3’s correspondent Jonathan Adams reported earlier that large number of voters thronged the only voting centre at the Dansoman Police Station to cast their vote.
Ahead of the primary, Mr Tetteh who declared his intention to contest failed to submit himself to be vetted due to the disagreement he had with the party over the register.