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Nkoranza North: Deputy Defence Minister loses to NDC's Kwasi Mensah

BY: Biiya Mukusah Ali
The Deputy Minister of Defence, Major (rtd) Derek Oduro - Lost
The Deputy Minister of Defence, Major (rtd) Derek Oduro - Lost

The Deputy Minister of Defence, Major (rtd) Derek Oduro, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkoranza North has lost his seat to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate, Mr Joseph Kwasi Mensah.

Mr Mensah obtained 15,124 votes to beat the incumbent MP, who managed to poll 10,978 votes.

In the Presidential results, the New Patriotic Party's(NPP) President Akufo-Addo polled 13,314 while the NDC Presidential candidate John Dramani Mahama had 11,928, the GUM candidate Christian Andrews garnered 242 votes and the CPP's Ivor Greenstreet polled 18 votes.

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The Parliamentary candidates of the GFP had four votes, GCPP had nine, APC pulled 16 votes, LPG had 21, PNC had 22, PPP managed to garner five votes, NDP also pulled five and the independent candidate had 35 votes.

The total ballot cast was 26,614 of which 25,619 were valid while 995 votes were rejected.