Hon. Fifii Kwetey casting his Vote
By: Akpabli Daniel Yao & Kekeli Blamey/Ghana/IGnews/
The Ketu South Constituency National Democratic Congress (NDC) primary election has seen massive voter turnout this weekend as 1851 delegates out of 1,907 total delegates came to cast their votes to choose their preferred candidate at the Aflao Ss Peter and Paul school.
The Ketu South constituency which records the highest number of delegates in Ghana is constituted by 208 branches, all summing up in five zones namely the Somey Fugo, Somey Wego, Aflao Urban, Aflao Wego and Klikor zone.
The aspirants, which included Madam Dzifa Abla Gomashie, Joseph Kwesi Nyavi, Nicholas Worclachie, Caroline Kudah Parker and Foga Nukunu were all present to cast their votes as delegates as well as the Member of Parliament for Ketu South Hon. Fifi Fiafi Kwetey and former Municipal Chief Executive Mr. Bernad Amable.
In an exclusive interaction with Member of Parliament for Anlo Constituency, Hon. Kofi Humado who was assigned regional representative of the party, he stated that this year’s primary polls has been very peaceful, adding that, the party has made adequate provisions for each delegate with a sum of Ghc 20.00 as transportation fee due to the party’s inability to send down busses to convey the delegates to the election center.
The Constituency Chairman of the party Mr. Solomon Kumordzi, on his side explained that, the party executive board has enforced great objectivity in relating to the aspirants so as to avoid chaos during the elections. “I did not even declare that I am supporting any aspirant or the other. I was objective as a chairman so there was no problem during the elections” he added.
However, the election was successful as Mrs Dzifa Abla Gomashie pulled out a total vote of 586 to emerge the winner beating his keen contender, Fogah Nukunu with 31 votes.
Below are the details of all the aspirants’ votes respectively:
Mrs Dzifa Abla Gomashie -586
Joseph Kwesi Nyavi – 294 votes
Nicholas Worclachie – 302 votes
Caroline Kudah Parker – 109 votes
Foga Nukunu – 555 votes.
With the issues of some challenges faced during the exercise, Mr. Bright Dzila, the party’s communication advisor in the constituency observed that, the inability of the national executives to accredit proxy votes opposed a challenge but stated further that, inspite of the challenge, the constituency had a good and peaceful primary elections which efforts would be put in place to work towards the 2020 general elections.
The winner and the incoming Member of Parliament aspirant of Ketu South constituency, Mrs. Dzifa Abla Gomashie, outdoors her profound gratitude to all and sundry who helped in putting her up to the task.
She therefore called on the other aspirants who could not make, it to help her build and promote as well as providing jobs for all in the constituency.
However, efforts to speak to the aspirants who loosed in the elections proved futile.