Delegates of Korle-Klottey constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), on Saturday overwhelmingly voted for the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr. Nii Armah Ashietey, in the party’s parliamentary primaries.

He had 277 votes and other aspirants, Mr. Frank Awuku polled 64 votes, Mr Wakefield W. Ackuaku, had 24 votes, and Mr Leeford Quashie polled 27 votes.

Three hundred and ninety-three of the 423 delegates cast their vote with one rejected ballot.

The almost four-hour voting was conducted peacefully amidst heavy security personnel to maintain peace and order.

Ms. Hagar Akenteng, official of the Electoral Commission, who supervised the polls, declared the final results.

Mr. Ashietey expressed his gratitude to the delegates for the confidence repose in him and assured them that he would work hard and retain the seat in the December elections.

He called on party members to work hard to enable the NDC to retain power in December and cautioned them that wining elections was not about mere rhetoric.

Mr. Ashietey appealed to members to propagate the good work of the NDC to win more votes for the party.

He asked other contestants to rally behind him and said “the victory is for NDC and you should come together for us to retain the seat’.

As soon as Mr. Ashietey was declared the winner, the delegates poured powder on him.

Mr Marcus Addy said the Regional Minister’s victory was gift since the polling day was his birthday, amidst jubilation clapping, shouting, jumping and dancing.

Mr. Ashietey, who was born on 28th January 1950 at Osu-Ashanti in the Greater Accra Region, attended the West Africa Secondary School and the Labone Secondary School, where he obtained the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary level and GCE Advance level respectively.

He also attended the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he obtained a first degree and then proceeded to the University of Ghana Law School.

All the three aspirants conceded defeat and pledged their support for the victor to enable him to retain the December elections. GNA

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