For campaigning under 2 weeks and obtaining 76 votes, I am a political colossus-NPP’s Maame Yaa Aboagye

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Failed ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, Maame Yaa Aboagye has described herself as a political colossus, having obtained some 76 votes in the Party’s parliamentary primaries held on Saturday December 29, 2018.

According to the Deputy Communications Director of the NPP, to have garnered 76 votes in just a campaign that lasted under 2 weeks is no mean an achievement and means a great deal to her.

Maame Yaa Aboagye in a post on her Facebook Wall indicated her gratitude to her team members for their dedication and hardwork and for being there for her.

She also gave the strongest indication of her quest to shine in her political career saying ‘’ Mame Yaa Aboagye is a strong and determined woman and am definitely going to make you all proud’’.

She wrote ‘’campaigning under 2 weeks and to have gotten 76 votes was a great achievement in my political journey. I thank my team members for being there for me and for their hard work. Mame Yaa Aboagye is a strong and determined woman and am definitely going to make you all proud’’.

The winner of the NPP Parliamentary primaries, the widow of the late Member of Parliament for the Constituency, Emmanule Kyeremanteng Agyarko, Lydia Alhassan polled 441 votes out of a total of 672 votes cast, to clinch the slot to contest the by-election which has been slated for the 31st of January 2019.

The other contenders in the primaries, Victoria Esinam Ansah Offei, Maame Yaa Aboagye, Samuel Amankwah and Ato Williams polled 1, 76, 19 and 131 votes respectively.

The Ayawaso West Wuogon Parliamentary seat became vacant following the passing of the Member of Parliament for the area, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, on Wednesday, November 21.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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