A deputy Chief of Staff, Francis Asenso-Boakye has defeated the incumbent Member of Parliament for Bantama Constituency in Kumasi, Daniel Okyem Aboagye.
The win in the primary organised on Saturday, is the third attempt of Asenso-Boakye in the move to becoming a Parliamentarian representing the people of Bantama.
Graphic Online’s reporter in Kumasi, Daniel Kenu reports that Asenso-Boakye won comfortably with 456 votes as against 122 by the incumbent Daniel Okyem Aboagye.
Okyem Aboagye in a similar fashion snatched the seat from Henry Kwabena Kokofu in the last parliamentary primary in Bantama.
There was however confusion at the Cultural Centre polling station [Watch video below] during voting in the morning.
The confusion started when someone said to be an official of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) cast his vote.
The security detail at the Cultural Centre polling station maintained law and order after the scuffle.
Asenso-Boakye’s victory message
In a victory speech, Asenso-Boakye expressed appreciation to the delegates for electing him.
He also thanked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for appointing him to serve in his administration, which he said had brought a lot of blessing to him and his family.
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