Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, has retained her mandate to represent the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in contesting for another ticket to the Ghana Parliament in the November 7 general polls.
75% of an expected 1,168 delegates participated in the protracted polls Saturday with the incumbent amassing 554 of the 876 votes cast.
Robert Kwesi Hayfron Nicol who sought to unseat the outspoken lawyer polled 317 votes with five ballots being rejected.
Constituency executives lay down tools
Ahead of the parliamentary primary 13 constituency executives of the party announced their resignation.
The group, led by former constituency chairman, Theophilus Tetteh, declared their decision Friday evening.
Tetteh who was contesting the primary gave up and withdrew a court case he initiated against the party. The move was in disagreement with the NEC’s decision to admit two different registers for the polls.
He and his other executives told TV3 they can no longer abide by the dictatorial tendencies of the party’s flagbearer and the national executive body.
“We have all resigned. The NEC, Nana Akufo-Addo has taken a decision. They say if you don’t like it, you can leave the party. We have left the party for Nana Akufo-Addo and Ursula Owusu. They should carry it!” the former chairman fumed.