‘Gangster’ Jumah loses to Appiagyei again

For his hooliganism, Maxwell Kofi Jumah has been beaten for the second consecutive time in the Asokwa Constituency by the incumbent Patricia Appiagyei.

He managed 158 votes secondary to Appiagyei who polled an overwhelming 326.

The former Local Government Minister in gangster fashion destroyed voting materials two hours into voting.

It was unclear the reason for his destruction but Luv FM’s editor Saeed Yakubu said the former Kumasi Mayor entered the voting hall, unprovoked, and began tearing the ballot papers and destroying other voting materials.

He was quickly arrested, handcuffed and whisked away by the police.

He had apparently been angered by the rousing welcome that was accorded his contender when she came to the voting area.

In what may be described as a double agony, the delegates decided to punish Jumah better known as Kofi Ghana by voting massively for the incumbent Patricia Appiagyei.

It will be the second time the sitting MP has beaten Kofi Ghana, in the party’s primary. She beat him four years ago when the party went into the primaries.

The two candidates are quite popular in the region having served in same capacities at different times in the same region.

Kofi Ghana was Kumasi Mayor in ex-president Kufuor’s first tenure and moved into Parliament to represent the people of Asokwa.

But he later lost the seat to Appiagyei in the primary of 2011. Appiagyei was also appointed as Mayor before subsequently winning the Asokwa seat.


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