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Elections In Ghana has Become Very Expensive – Ade Coker


Re-elected Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joseph Ade Coker has revealed that he spent a fortune on last week’s election.

Ade Coker romped home with 319 votes out of the 1009 total valid votes cast to beat his closet contender Daniel Amartey who pulled 293 of the votes cast.

Speaking on Joy News on Monday, he said prosecuting a successful political campaign in Ghana has become an expensive venture, adding that, “one must be very resourceful to convince delegates to vote for him”.

When cornered by the host of the programme to reveal the exact amount of money he spent on his campaign, he declined except to say, “These are strategic secrets, what went in or out should be trade secrets and organisations don’t discuss their trade secrets in the public.”

According to him, these financial demands would prevent a section of the citizenry from vying for leadership position.

It was in this direction that he urged the NDC to look at the modalities governing their election to reduce the expenditure of aspirants.

His comments come two days after the NDC went to polls to elect regional executives.

Scores of incumbent executives were kicked out. Also the biggest shock came from the ‘World Bank’ of the party, the Volta Region.


Greater Accra


Daniel Amartey Mensah 293

Yahya Kundow 113

Emmanuel Ashie-Moore 283

Ade Kobina Coker 319

Derrick Addotey 246
Maxwell Ofotsu Amevor 224
Humphrey Tetteh Mensah 144
Anthony Kwame Nukpenu 390
Rejected Ballots 1

Solomon Nii Aplah Barnor 117
Regina Samiratu Akunkel 430
Alhaji Seidu Haruna 242
Rabbon Kwashie Dodoo 216
Reject Ballots 0

Nubyl Kakra Vanlure 273
Mohammed Norgan 345
Abagna Raphael Muniru 124
Mercy Akromah 219
Ahortu John Nurudeen 41
Rejected Ballots 3
Total Ballots 1005


Ismaila Horoya 446
Mohammed Ashkar 556
Rejected Ballots 4

Gabby Asumin 64
Jerry Johnson 679
Samuel Ablodeypey 295
Latif Osumanu 66

Nana Adobea Koranteng 93
Isaac Nii Otoo Lartey 68
Dickson Dodoo 87
Thomas Addy Godfred 49
Spinnoza K. A Aboah 76
Gideon Tettey Tetteh 131
Frank Nii Dua 86
Simon Kwaku Tetteh 344
Maurice Mawugah 31
George Acheampong 38
Rejected Ballots 02

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