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General News of Thursday, 8 December 2016


NDC loses five seats in Upper West

The governing National Democratic Congress has lost five seats in the Upper West Regions in this year’s elections, according to provisional results.

The party swept all eleven seats in the 2012 general elections but its fortunes have dwindled in this year’s polls.

Among the casualties are MPs for Sisala East, Aligator Suleman, Sisala West, Alhaji Amidu Suleman, who also happens to be the Upper West Regional Minister; and Wa East, Dr Seidu Danaa who is also the Minister of Chieftaincy.

Nandom MP Dr Benjamin Kumbuor decided not to seek re-election. His successor lost while the incumbent for Lawra, Samson Abu who won on the ticket of the NDC in 2012 lost as an independent candidate to the NPP’s Anthony Abayifa Karbo.