The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Free Zones Board (GFZB) Michael Okyere Baafi has defeated incumbent Mark Assibey Yeboah in New Juaben South race.
The New Juaben South seat was hotly contested between the two in what many expected Okyere Baafi to safely win.
Okyere Baafo polled 372 votes while Assibey Yeboah who is also the Chairman of the Finance Committee of Parliament polled 200 votes.
Three constituencies out of the five where the election is ongoing in the region saw the Sissala West Member of Parliament Hon Patrick Adamah losing to an educationist Nalewie Baluwie whilst the Member of Parliament for Sissala East Ridwan Abass lost to Deputy Upper West Regional Minister Issahaku Amidu Chinnia.
Former Deputy Roads and Highways Minister under Former President Kufuor’s administration and Member of Parliament for Wa East Godfred Bayon Tangu lost to his closest contender Ing. Salifu Yakubu who has been contesting the incumbent for the second time.
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