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NPP elects Lydia Alhassan to replace Agyarko in Ayawaso-West Wuogon by-election

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

One of the widows of Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko, Madam Lydia S. Alhassan has been elected to represent the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Parliamentary by-election following Mr Agyarko’s sudden death.

In a primary held on Saturday Madam Lydia S. Alhassan secured 441 votes to beat four other contenders.

Aboagye polled 76 votes, Ato William 131 votes, Victoria Esinam Odei, one vote and Samuel Owusu Amankwa 19 votes. 

Responding to the victory, Madam Alhassan dedicated the win to her late husband who was the Member of Parliament for the area on died suddenly in November 2018.

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”We did it together, this victory is not only for Lydia but for the five of us (contenders)”.

”I will like to dedicate it to our late MP E.K. Agyarko ... we are in this together, let us go out there and face Delali Brempong (NDC candidate) and retain the seat.”

In a word of caution to the NDC candidate, Madam Alhassan said: “Delali be ready, 31st January we are coming after you like ‘kakai’.

The Electoral Commission has planned to hold the by-election for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency on January 31, 2019.

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