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General News of Tuesday, 29 November 2016


Ignore bizarre analysis - Hanna Tetteh

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Hanna Serwah Tetteh has urged members of the National Democratic Congress to work hard to secure victory in the upcoming December 7 elections.

Ms Tetteh who is seeking a fourth term as Member of Parliament for the Awutu Senya West constituency in the Central region in a Facebook post called on voters to disregard some bizarre analysis being made by some analysts.

“It's interesting to listen to the political pundits discussing my constituency. Some of the opinions are well informed, some sound quite bizarre. My recommendation - just be patient and wait for the results from all 119 polling stations in Awutu Senya West to be declared then you'll know the outcome.

“Just a few facts about the Constituency. We have two traditional areas, the Awutu and Senya traditional areas. For this election we have 73,141 registered voters. 26 out of the 119 polling stations are in the Senya traditional area with 16,977 voters, the other 93 polling stations and the rest of the registered voters are in the Awutu traditional area. For the previous 6 elections with 5 of these in the previous larger Awutu Senya Constituency the NPP has won the seat once in 2004 and the NDC has won 5 times.

“The NDC always performs miserably in the Senya traditional area and barely manages to get 20% of the total votes cast within the registered voters of the Senya traditional area. The NDC wins elections in Constituency with the support of the majority of the registered voters in the Awutu traditional area.

“The elections are just next week, wait for all 119 polling stations to declare and then we'll see what happens. I know the people of Awutu Senya West appreciate the work the NDC government has done in the constituency and I appreciate the support and goodwill that has been extended to me during this campaign. I'm thankful to God for his many blessings and the opportunity to serve the people of my constituency.

“To my team, let's stay focused, we have just one more week of campaigning ahead. We are in the home stretch, let's finish hard.”