Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - Two supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the North Tongu constituency of the Volta region who were celebrating Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa’s win at the party’s primaries on Sunday night were involved in a fatal accident.
They were reportedly riding motorbikes from different directions and crashed head-on resulting in the death of one of them. The other person who sustained severe injuries from the crash is in hospital receiving treatment.

Despite the accident, the jubilation continued in the primaries which incumbent Member of Parliament Mr Ablakwa won convincingly to lead the constituency in the 2016 election.

Mr Ablakwa polled 9,855 representing 84.45per cent of the total votes cast.

Mr. Charles Hodogbe, a two-term former Member of Parliament who made a return, polled a 849 votes representing 7.82per cent of the votes, whiles the third contender, Bennert Appleh, a businessman, managed 778 of the votes representing 6.67per cent.

A total of 187 votes were rejected representing 1.6 per cent. The total votes cast was 11, 482.

The constituency has a registered voter population of 17,070, who cast their ballot at 109 polling centres.

The election in North Tongu was rescheduled from November 21, after an aspirant, Christopher Kofi Eleblu, was disqualified on grounds that he was once prosecuted for defrauding the State to the tune of GH¢646,000.

He subsequently filed an application for an injunction to stop the election. However his suit was thrown out by the court paving the way for the poll.


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