The Minister of Power, Dr. Kwabena Donkor, has beaten his sole contender in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) primary in the Pru East Constituency of the Brong Ahafo Region.
Mr. Kwabena Donkor, the incumbent MP, polled 3,938 votes securing victory over his opponent, Musa Fuseni who polled 1,130 votes in the 36 polling stations.
There were 186 rejected ballots.The District electoral commissioner, Mr. Henry Amoako, in his declaration of the results noted that votes from one the polling centers in the constituency were not included in the final result.
Without being specific he said that “there was an issue with the number of votes regarding the polling center and the number of votes found in the ballot box.”
He added that “the two sides came to a consensus that the result would not be included since it was bringing whole lot of misunderstanding.”
Dr. Kwabena Donkor, who has been heavily criticized over the unending power crisis in the country, has been under-pressure following his promise to Ghanaians to end the ‘dumsor’ by the end of December 2015.
He has vowed to resign should he fail to meet the deadline, a pledge the President has also taken seriously and vowed to act on it.
Dr. Kwabena Donkor will by this victory be seeking a second term in Parliament in 2016. The Pru East seat which was created in 2004 has been held by the NDC in every election.
Mr. Donkor took over from the NDC MP in the constituency Masoud Baba Abdul-Rahman, who was MP for 2004 and 2008.