The National Democratic Congress? (NDC) candidate, B.T. Baba has been elected as the Member of Parliament for the Talensi Constituency in the Upper East Region.

mahama-620x330BT Baba polled 10, 366 votes representing 42.31% of the total votes while the NPP?s Wuni Thomas Buanab polled?6,845 votes representing 27.94%. PNC?s Wombeo Namal Teng followed closely with 6,836 representing 27.90% of the total votes. New Patriotic Party (NPP) Gabby Otchere-Darko in a tweet congratulated B.T. Baba.

The voting exercise was characterized by acts of violence which were allegedly perpetrated by some NDC and NPP youth. Both the NDC and the NPP had also accused each other of sharing monies and other goodies ahead of the polls. The Talensi seat became vacant after the incumbent NPP MP, ?Robert Nachinab Doameng Mosore ?resigned to take up the position of a paramount chief of Tongo. Talensi has been a safe seat for the governing NDC since 1992 but it was taken over by the NPP in the 2012 election.

Source-citifmonline.com

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