General News of 2014-08-31

Akufo-Addo wins super delegates congress; Asa B, Apraku dropped

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has overwhelmingly won Sunday's super delegates congress with a 80.78 percent.

Out of 740 ballots cast, Nana Akufo-Addo had 598 votes, with Alan Kyerematen managing just 59 votes representing 7.98 per cent.

Addai Nimoh and Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Joe Ghartey both obtained 22 votes while Osei Ameyaw had 16 votes.

From the results Mr. Stephen Asamoah, the former Information Minister who had 13 votes and former Trade Minister Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku 10 votes have both been dropped from the October National delegates congress.

In the Volta region, the 2012 presidential hopeful polled 28 votes after counting in the Volta region.

His closest rival Alan Kyeremanten polled 14 votes, former Attorney General Joe Ghartey, Asamoah Boateng and Addai Nimo all had 1 apiece. Konadu Apraku got 2 votes whiles Osei Ameyaw managed 4 votes.

Western region:

Nana Addo 45, Alan Kyeremanten 0, Asamoah Boateng 7, Dr. Konadu Apraku 0, Joe Ghartey 7, Osei Ameyaw 2, Addai Nimoh 0

Ashanti region:

Nana Addo 86, Alan Kyeremanten 17, Asamoah Boateng 2, Dr. Konadu Apraku 3, Joe Ghartey 2, Osei Ameyaw 4, Addai Nimoh 10.

Central Region:

Nana Akufo-Addo 51, Alan Kyerematen 1, Mr. Joe Ghartey - 2, Osei Ameyaw 0, Addai Nimoh 0, Asamoah Boateng 0 Dr. Konadu Apraku 0.

Eastern Region:

Nana Akufo-Addo 77, Alan Kyerematen 2, Konadu Apraku 1, Osei Ameyaw 1, Addai Nimoh 3, Joe Ghartey 0, Asamoah Boateng 0.

NPP National Headquarters: Akufo-Addo 65; Alan Kyerematen 7; Konadu Apraku 2; Osei Ameyaw 2; Asamoah Boateng 1; the rest zero.

Northern Region:

Akufo-Addo 62; Alan Kyerematen 4; Joe Ghartey 2; Addai Nimoh 2; the rest zero.

Upper East:

Nana Addo 35, Konadu Appraku 1, Addai Nimo 0, Alan Kyeramten 0, Joe Ghartey 0, Asamoah Boateng 0, Osei Ameyaw 0.

Upper West:

Nana Akufo-Addo 32, Konadu Appraku 0, Addai Nimo 0,

Alan Kyeramten 0, Joe Ghartey 0, Asamoah Boateng 0, Osei Ameyaw 0.

Meanwhile, a former Parliamentary candidate for South Dayi and an agent of Alan Kyeremanten clashed with the NPP Volta regional Chairman during Sunday’s super delegate’s congress of the party.

In scenes described as ugly by Starrfmonline.com sources, the regional chairman John Peter was asked by pressmen to pose by the ballot for a photograph after he had cast his vote.

However, this move did not go down well with Mr. Ken Anku, who started shouting at the regional chairman amid casting aspersions at him.

Mr. Anku obviously angry asked the regional chairman to leave the Voting area after calling him a “traitor” for crossing carpets to join the Nana Addo camp after he had campaigned for Alan Kyeremanten.

However, some party officials who were at the scene managed to calm nerves and prevent the verbal fight between the two gentlemen from getting into fisticuffs.

Source: starrfmonline.com
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