Politics Sat, 21 Jan 2012

Amenowode Retains Hohoe-South Seat

Hohoe, Jan. 21, GNA - Mr Joseph Z. Amenowode, the incumbent Member of Parliament for Hohoe-South, has retained the Constituency slot to represent the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the December general elections.

He polled 186 votes representing 65 percent of the ballots to beat his challenger, Mrs Angela Alowu-Tay, a businesswoman, who polled 102 votes representing 34 percent of ballot cast.

The election was supervised by the Electoral Commission under heavy Police presence, which registered a spoilt ballot and an absentee.

MrsAlowu-Tay, conceding defeat pledged her total support the winner to facilitate the party’s grasp of the seat in the impending elections.

She appealed to aggrieved supporters to bury the hatchet and reposition themselves for action towards retaining power.

Mr Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister, thanked the delegates for their bold decision and trust reposed in his candidature pledging to work harder towards rebranding the constituency.

He commended MrsAlowu-Tay for giving him a stiff challenge saying with their collaboration victory will be theirs in the forth-coming elections.

Mr Joseph Kehia, Hohoe-South Constituency Chairman urged all support to gird their loins for the task ahead, which they must prosecute with their sweat and blood.

Present was, Mr Oscar Ameyedowo, an International Relations Director of NDC.

Source: GNA