The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Sunday held primaries across the country to elect parliamentary candidates for the 45 newly created constituencies.
The primaries were delayed following the NPPs attempt to prevent the CI 78 which sought to give legal backing to the re-demarcation of the new constituencies from maturing.
But Parliament passed the CI into law on October 2 after it rejected the report of the Committee on Subsidiary Legislation of Parliament by a majority vote of 81 as against 56.
Reports say Hon Stephen Baalado Manu lost again in an attempt to stage a come-back. The incumbent MP, who was eying the newly created Tatale seat in the Northern Region after losing the primaries in the Ahafo Ano South constituency was again disappointed.
He was defeated by James Wunbeye, who won with 49 votes.
In the Lawra Constituency, one of the 45 new constituencies, in the Upper West Region, former National Youth Organiser of the NPP, Anthony Karbo won the primaries. He polled 279 to beat his challenger, former Regional Secretary, Stephen Kojo Ngmen who managed 85 votes.
In the Northern Region, Sheikh Abdul Karim won the Sagnarigu constituency, whiles Muhammad Kabal Deen Amidu won by popular acclamation in the Kparibatoe constituency.
In the Greater Accra Region, the incumbent MP for the Okaikoi North constituency, Elizabeth Sackey, who lost in last primaries, has once again been given the nod to contest for the second time.
She had earlier lost the seat to Patrick Boamah. But with the creation of the Okaikoi Central constituency, Mr. Boamah opted to contest the new seat paving way for Elizabeth Sackey to contest again for the Okaikoi North seat; she did and won convincingly.
Patrick Boamah therefore is now the NPP Parliamentary aspirant for the newly created Okaikoi Central constituency.
In the newly created Weija/Gbawe seat, former Deputy National Womens Organizer of the NPP, Tina Ayele Mensah lost her bid to contest in the December general elections. Tina Mensah, who resigned her position in the party to contest the primaries against three other contenders including, Rosemond Amo Debrah , Kofi Dotsi Apiatu and Owusu Afriyie Steven, however failed in her bid.
Rosemond Amo Debrah emerged the winner.
The NPP, apart from electing candidates for the 45 new constituencies, also elected a parliamentary candidate for the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam constituency, in the Central Region.
Festus Badu Turkson won with 423 votes and becomes the Parliamentary aspirant for the constituency.
The partys parliamentary candidate for the constituency, Mr. Ato Quainoo died a few weeks ago.
Below is the results of the NPP Parliamentary primaries
Asene-Akroso-Manso: Hon. Yaw Owusu Boateng
Fanteakwa North: Hon. Amakwah Asiamah
Nsawam Adowagyire: Frank Annoh Dompreh
Atiwa East: Abena Osei Asare Tweneboah
Akyem Oda: William Kwetu
Aburi: Hon. O.B. Amoah
Akyem Swedru: Kennedy Osei (Popular Acclamation)
Bia East: John Kua
Afia Kwesimintim: Joe Badu Ansah
Wassa East: Wilson Arthur (popular acclamation)
Juabuso: Martha Kuma Manu
Sagnarigu North: Sheikh Abdul Karim
Yunyoo: John Kwaku Alhassan
Tatale Sangule: James Cecil Yawumbe
Kparibatoe: Muhammad Kabal Deen Amidu popular acclamation
Daboya: Samuel Cikah
Mion: Alhaji Sani Alhasan
Manhyia North: Collins Owusu Amankwah
Manso Adubia: Yaw Frimpong
Atwima Nwabiya North: Osei Boakye
Juabeng: Ama Pomaah
Obuasi East: Hon Edward Ennin
Adaklu: Justice Joewawa Aklamanu
Akatsi North: Prince Amuzu Sodoke (Popular Acclamation)
North Dai: Theresa Tetteh
GREATER ACCRA REGION
Ayawaso East: Alhaji Mohammed Baaba Alhassan
Okaikoi Central: Patrick Boamah
Okaikoi North: Elizabeth Sackey
Ablekuma South: Nii Naa
Tema East: Titus Glover
Bortianor Nleshi: Pastor Ayittey (Popular Accalmation)
Weija/Gbawe: Rosemond Amo Abrah
Cape Coast North: Dr. Harriet Abbani (Popular Acclamation)
Gomoa East: Richmond Sam Quarm
Assin North: Ebenezer Quaye
Awutu Senya West: Abbey Oppey
Ajumako-Anyan- Essiam: Festus Badu Turkson
BRONG AHAFO REGION
Banda: Joe Danquah
Pru East: Abraham Agyebadu (Popular Acclamation)
Brekum West: Dr. Twum Agyebadu
UPPER WEST REGION
Lawra: Anthony Karbo
UPPER EAST REGION
Bolga East: Rockson Anyina Bukar
Timpani: Joseph Akubila
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