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Ayawaso by-Election: NPP Elects late Agyarko’s Wife

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Wife of the late legislator for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Alhassan, has been declared as winner by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primary held last Saturday.

The CEO of Lymens Medical Supplies who is seeking to succeed her late husband Emmanuel Kyerematen Agyarko with whom she had five children, polled 441 votes to beat four other contenders in the party’s parliament primary held Saturday.

Her main contender, Ato Williams, secured 131 out of the total 670 ballots cast, while Maame Yaa Dwamena-Aboagye garnered 76 of the votes with Samuel Owusu Amankwah gathering 19 votes.

The upcoming by-election is schedule to take place on the 31st of January 2019 .

Both the governing party as well as the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have been working hard to put up candidates since the seat became vacant following the passing of Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko.

The widow who has just a month to conduct his campaign thanked the delegates for giving her the chance to lead the party in the constituency by-election saying “We are in this together, the campaigning begins from today”

She has promised to give the NDC candidate a good run in the by-election saying, “let us all put ourselves together and go out there and face Delali Brimpong. We have done it before, we can do it again. We are retaining this seat together.”

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