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NDC: Baba Jamal re- elected – Akwatia primary

Incumbent Member of Parliament for Akwatia, Baba Jamal, has been re-elected to represent the governing National Democratic Congress in the November parliamentary polls.

He polled 3,653 votes to beat his closest contender, Basil Ahiable, who managed 2,016 votes, out of a total of 5,767 valid votes cast on Tuesday January 19.

Ninety-eight ballots were rejected. The voter population of the NDC in the constituency is 8,058.

There were a few skirmishes in Tuesday’s contest. A near-stabbing incident almost marred the polls.

Mr Jamal told party supporters to see his victory as one for the entire party, and urged unity ahead of the November polls.

The primary was postponed late last year to Tuesday January 19 over security concerns.

General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, told journalists in November last year that the party got information that suggested the NPP wanted to create problems for the NDC during the primary, thus, the delay in holding that particular election.

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