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Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese: It was close but I lost - Kwakye Ofosu concedes

BY: Kweku Zurek
The National Democratic Congress Parliamentary candidate for the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese constituency, Felix Kwakye Ofosu
The National Democratic Congress Parliamentary candidate for the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese constituency, Felix Kwakye Ofosu

The National Democratic Congress Parliamentary candidate for the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese constituency, Felix Kwakye Ofosu has conceded to the New Patriotic Party's Elvis Morris Donkoh after losing Monday's General Election by 176 votes.

Mr Ofosu polled 24,872 votes while Elvis Donkoh had 25,048 votes and Francis Eghan of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM) got 1,001 votes.

The polls saw 51,768 ballots cast with 847 rejected.

Concession

Gracious in defeat, Mr Ofosu said it was a close election and he was grateful for the support in a Facebook post.

He posted: "It was so close yet so far for me. I lost by 176 votes. Congratulations Elvis Morris Donkor and better luck to me next time. I am also deeply grateful to all of you out there who supported my bid in diverse ways".

The Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese seat was one of the 36 parliamentary seats the NDC said it had flipped in their favour.