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Fisheries Minister, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye loses Krowor seat

BY: Edward Acquah
Elizabeth Afoley Quaye
Elizabeth Afoley Quaye

The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Mrs Elizabeth Afoley Quaye has lost her bid to retain the Krowor parliamentary seat for the New Patriotic Party.

Mrs Quaye, who won the seat in 2016 has been dethroned by Mrs Agnes Naa Momo Lartey, who equally contested the seat in 2016 but lost to the incumbent.

At the end of the fiercely contested race, Mrs Lartey polled 41,850 votes against the incumbent who managed 32,604 votes.

Both candidates contested the seats for the first time in 2016 but Mrs Quaye clinched the seat after polling 32,463 against Mrs Lartey, who secured 30, 357.

Both the NPP and NDC have shared the Krowor constituency seat since 1992.

The NDC has now won the seat four times (1996, 2008, 2012, 2020) while the NPP had laid claim to the seat three times (2000, 2004, 2016).

Addressing the media after the declaration, Mrs Lartey expressed profound gratitude to the constituents for the confidence reposed in her and commended them for making the elections peaceful.

She pledged to work closely with the constituents to drive massive development in the area, assuring that all the promise she made to them during the campaign period would be fulfilled.

"I promise to be the kind of MP you want me to be and will not relent in my efforts to ensure that real development is brought to Krowor," she assured.

Below is the certified parliamentary results:

KROWOR CONSTITUENCY

NPP (Elizabeth Afoley Quaye): 32,604

NDC (Agnes Naa Momo Lartey): 41,850

GUM (Hannah Bortey): 545

Rejected ballot: 559

Total valid votes cast: 75, 58