Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election: NPP’s Lydia Alhassan wins seat with 68.8%

Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election: NPP’s Lydia Alhassan wins seat with 68.8%
Source: Ghana|Myjoyonline.com
Date: 31-01-2019 Time: 06:01:47:pm

Results released by the Electoral Commission (EC) in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency election shows the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate, Lydia Alhassan, has won the seat.

She garnered 68.80 per cent of the total votes after the Electoral Commission (EC) finished its collation. 

The final results released by the EC are as follows:

 Candidate   Votes Obtained Percentage (%)
Delali Brempong 5341 30.52
William Doworkpor 102 0.58
Clement Boadi 17 0.10
Lydia Alhassan 12,041 68.80
Total Valid Votes  17,501  
Total Rejected votes 88  
Votes cast  17,589  
Total registered voters 88,710  
Total % Turnout  19.83%  
Polling centres 137  

The elated but composed NPP candidate, who incidentally celebrates her birthday today is receiving lots of congratulatory messages at the Central Cafeteria collation centre at Legon. 

According to Joy News correspondents who reported from few of the 137 polling stations, the wife of deceased MP Kyeremateng Agyarko took an early lead. 

This is not surprising as the biggest opposition candidate, NDC’s Kwasi Brempong withdrew from the contest after a shooting incident early Thursday morning. 

Joy News reporters spread across polling stations in the constituency report that security has been tight in all the centres that they have visited with a lot of police and Fire Service officers present to forestall violence. 

They said one thing that characterised the by-election was low voter turn out in the areas they visited.

Some polling centres on the University of Ghana campus had as low as zero per cent turn-out and a high of 28 per cent. 

The by-election was marred by violence at La Bawalashie where eight people sustained gunshot wounds.