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Regional News Wed, 27 Feb 2019

Ketu South NDC congratulate John Mahama for resounding victory

The NDC Executives in Ketu South, the largest Constituency in Ghana have extended their warmest felicitations to former President John Mahama on his resounding victory in the just ended NDC presidential primaries.

In a congratulatory message signed by the party's Constituency Chairman and copied to the media, Hon. Bright Kwaku Kumordzie alias Solobaggie indicated "As the largest constituency with 208 branches, Ketu South is proud to have churned 1,797 votes for JM".

The statement also commended the other six failed aspirants and wished them better luck. "We also commend all other candidates and wish them better luck in their political pursuits".

The statement stated, "We share this glory with our indefatigable Member of Parliament Hon Fifi Kwetey, all former appointees, our hardworking branch executives, members of the elections directorate, and all other individuals who supported us in diverse ways".

The statement added, "We also profoundly acknowledge the immeasurable support of the Three District Police Commanders and their men, the Municipal Electoral Commission and the media".

The statement emphasized, "It is our hope to replicate the reinvigorated political enthusiasm that culminated in the national historic figure of 1,797 votes across the length and breadth of Ketu South in order to milk every single vote on the electoral register for the NDC in 2020".

The statement revealed, "We are very poised for action and ready to support H.E John Dramani Mahama to redeem our constituents from the Nana Addo/Bawumia inflicted economic hardship of Ghc 9.5 to 1,000CFA exchange rate".

The statement concluded, "Long Live the NDC and together we win 2020".

Background

Delegates of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) last Saturday convincingly gave former President John Dramani Mahama the mandate to lead the party as its flagbearer into the 2020 polls.

Certified results from the Electoral Commission showed that John Mahama at the end of the NDC’s primaries on Saturday secured an overwhelming 213,487 votes representing 95.23 percent of the total valid votes cast with the other six contenders managing with about 4 percent.

A former Vice-Chancellor of University of Professional Studies; Accra (UPSA), Prof. Joshua Alabi came second with 3,404 votes representing 1.52% of the total valid votes cast.

The Second Deputy Speaker and Member of Parliament for Nadowli/Kaleo, Mr Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin, despite a spirited campaign polled 2,301 votes representing 1.03% of the total votes cast, placing third.

Goosie Tanoh, founder of the Reformed Party, a breakaway from the NDC came fourth with 2,091 votes respectively representing 0.93%.

The former Trades and Industry Minister in the Mahama government, Ekwow Spio Garbrah received 1,447 votes which represent 0.65% of the total votes.

Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr Sylvester Mensah and businessman secured 934 of valid votes cast representing o.42 percent.

A businessman, Nurudeen Iddrisu placed seventh with a paltry 520 votes representing 0.23%.

Source: Daniel Kaku