Three Members of Parliament (MPs) of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Upper East Region have been booted out and will not return to parliament in January 2017. Mr. Mark Woyongo for Navrongo Central constituency and former Upper East Regional minister, Mr. Cletus Avoka, former majority leader in Parliament and Mr. David Adakurugu of Tempane, all lost to the opposition New Patriotic Party (MPS) in the last Wednesday’s presidential and parliamentary elections.
In the Zibilla constituency, Mr. Avoka, lost narrowly to Dr. Frank Fuseini Adongo of the NPP as the former polled 22,121 votes as against the latter who obtained 22, 361 votes. In the Navrongo central constituency, former MP, Mr. Joseph Kofi Adda of the NPP recaptured the seat after he obtained 20,667 votes while Mr. Woyongo polled 17,203 votes. The third loser was Mr. David Adakurugu, former District Chief Executive for Tempane and incumbent MP who lost to a renowned lawyer in the region, Mr. Joseph Dindiok Kpemka. Mr. Kpemka polled 13, 363 while his closest contender Adukurugu polled 10,697 votes.
Apart from claiming these three seats, the NPP’s presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo also made gains by increasing his votes margin in most constituencies. However, the only incumbent NPP MP in the region, Mr. Boniface Gambila of the Nabdam Constituency lost his seat to NDC’s Dr. Mark Kurt Nawaane.
One seat the NPP tipped to have won was the Bolgatanga central constituency where Mr. Rex Asanga was racing five others including NDC’s Isaac Adongo whose win came as a surprise to many election watchers in the region and constituency.
At the end of polls Wednesday, Mr. Adongo won the seat by polling 25,042 representing 51.41% whole Mr. Asanga polled 15,610 representing 32.04%.
Meanwhile, the mood of residents across the region was subdued as results trickled in and were been projected by the media and political parties especially with the NPP claiming victory. Supporters, executives and sympathizers of the NDC and NPP certainly could not jubilate because none of them was not certain of victory.
Below were results that were available at the time of filing this report.
PPP : 2,306
NDC : 10,697
Npp : 13,363
CPP : 132
Rejected : 885
Vote cast : 30308
Total registered: 44,227
CPP : 323
NDC : 14901
NDP : 69
PPP : 1,326
Rejected vote :1271
Total vote cast : 30,490
Total votes cast 15,900
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