Carlos Ahenkorah has defeated New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) incumbent MP for Tema West, Irene Naa Torshie Addo in the party’s Parliamentary Primaries held today.
Carlos Ahenkorah polled 503 while Naa Torshie Addo had 273.
The other contender Adwoa Amoakoa had 2 votes.
[contextly_sidebar id=”HzUrUcVgMQdClAYvoXbJyxqtzWfNuT9X”]Carlos Ahenkorah had earlier been disqualified from the race following accusations that he had not nurtured the party in the constituency.
Though he was later cleared by the NPP’s Steering Committee, Naa Torshie Addo vowed to appeal the decision.
She contends that the Steering Committee does not have the power to revoke Vetting Committee’s decision adding that “I don’t think the steering committee has the locus to do that. They can’t just get up and say that these people should contest. I think they have to be fair to the vetting committee.”
“If I appeal at the National and they still think that there is no case, fine! But I have a right to be heard, I cannot allow discrimination where I’m concerned. So the rules of engagement must be the same for everyone,” she told Citi News.
By: Godwin A. Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana
Photos by Kojo Agyeman