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Sege constituency renews mandate of NDC's Otuteye

BY: Benjamin Xornam Glover
Mr Christian Corletey Otuteye
Mr Christian Corletey Otuteye

The Member of Parliament for Sege, Mr Christian Corletey Otuteye has been re-elected.

Mr Otuteye who contested on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress, (NDC) polled 17,256.

He defeated two other candidates, Madam Eunice Lasi of the NPP and Mr  Johannes Kirkfield Ngmongmlotey of the CPP who garnered 15,464 and 145 votes respectively.

Total valid votes cast in the parliamentary contest was 32,865, while 584 votes were declared invalid.

Mr Otuteye expressed appreciation to his constituents for renewing his mandate and promised to work with them to fast track development of the area.

Mr Otuteye whose performance was an improvement over his 2016 outcome (he polled 13,269 votes) explained that although his main contender pumped so much resources into the campaign, that did not deter the constituents from renewing his mandate.

He was optimistic of an NDC victory in the presidential race and stressed that together with the executive, they will work to continue with the many developmental projects initiated in the past including provision of markets,  health infrastructure and school blocks to make education accessible to all.

For the presidential race, provisional results announced by the returning officer for Sege Constituency, Mr. Raymond Tetteh Adzoteye said NPPs Nana Akuffo–Addo polled  8,208 while the NDC's John D. Mahama had 23,410.

Results for the other candidates are as follows:

GUM,  379, CPP,  41, GFP , 35, GCPP, 8, APC , 30, LPG,  12, PNC 15, PPP, 146, NDP, 51 and independent candidate,  24

According to Mr. Adzoteye valid votes cast was 32,359 while 1,121 votes were rejected.