Benson Tongo Baba
Benson Tongo Baba

Mr Benson Tongo Baba, candidate for the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has emerged winner of Tuesday?s by-election held in the Talensi Constituency of the Upper East Region.

Benson Tongo BabaMr Baba, a former head of the Ghana Prisons Service, and also former Chairman of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), polled 10,366 votes to emerge winner, according to figures from the Electoral Commission.

Mr Baba’s votes represent 42.31 per cent of the valid votes cast. He replaces Robert Nachinab Mosore as Member of Parliament for the Constituency.

The New Patriotic Party’s Thomas Duanab Wuni came second with 6,845 votes representing 27.94 per cent of valid votes cast.

Michael Womeogo Namalteng, candidate for the People’s National Convention (PNC), who also had the support of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) followed closely with 6,836 votes.

Progressive People?s Party?s (PPP) Joseph Toatoba polled 214 votes while the New Vision Party?s (NVP) James Bambora Doubil polled 93 votes.

The Ghana Freedom Party?s (GFP) Yaro Bameezina Philip polled 68 votes, while the United People?s Party?s (UPP) Isaac Kungarzore had 49 votes.

Independent People’s Party?s (IPP) Dennis Attiah Tambil polled 68 of the valid votes cast.

In a speech, Mr Baba expressed gratitude to the people of Talensi for handing the seat to him and said he will hit the ground running.

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Tuesday’s poll was not without violence as shots were fired and machetes used, with some supporters from both the NDC and NPP sustaining varying degrees of injury.

Both parties have pointed accusing fingers at each other, with the NDC?s Azorka Boys and the NPP?s Bolga Bull Dogs being cited as masterminds of the violence.


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