Politics of Wednesday, 16 December 2015
The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) candidate, Eric Afful has retained the Amenfi West seat for the ruling party after polling 15,809 of the 30,030 total votes cast in Tuesday’s by-election.
His closest contender, Mr. Paul Derkyi of the New Patriotic Party polled 13,076 of the lot to place second.
The two other candidates, Messrs Abraham Kwadwo Buadee of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and Elvis Adjei of the United Freedom Party (UFP) polled 1,032 and 113 respectively in the hotly contested poll necessitated by the sudden death of the incumbent, John Gyetuah.
Full results NDC: (Eric Afful, 41) – 15,809 NPP: (Paul Derkyi, 43) – 13,076 PPP: (Abraham Kwadwo Buadee, 41) – 1,032 UFP: (Elvis Adjei, 30) – 113
The constituency has a voter population of 62,364 and managed only a 49 percent turnout (30,561) and 531 rejected ballots.