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Sam George wins Ningo-Prampram NDC Parliamentary ticket by 7 votes difference

The incumbent Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Mr Sam Nartey George has retained the ticket to represent the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 general elections.

He defeated his contender, Mr Micheal Kwetey Tetteh by seven votes in a fierce contest held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the St. Joseph’s Anglican Primary School Park.

Certified results declared by Mr Charles Botchey Jnr, the Electoral Commission official gave Mr Samuel Nartey George 407 votes as against 400 votes obtained by Mr Micheal Kwetey Tetteh. Two ballots were rejected.

A total of 809 delegates from 89 out of the 93 branches took part in the elections.

Security

Prampram Constituency bears the tag of being a political hottest spot and to preempt any electoral violence, the District Security Committee headed by the DCE, Mr Jonathan Doku deployed close to 100 police personnel drawn from the Police Headquarters, Tema Police Command and the Prampram Police Division to oversee the security arrangements on the ground.

As part of its strategy to ensure the safety and security of the elections, the DISEC also beefed up security with Military deployment from 5BN Burma Camp and 1BN Michel Camp who were deployed at the outskirts of the town.

The Prampram Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police, (ACP) Mr Goadact Dodzi Hlordzi described the heavy police presence as a normal in view of the threat levels ahead of the election and stresses that ot was not aimed at intimidating voters.

Voting was however generally calm deviod of any incident. Two civilians who arrived at the polling center attired military gear were quickly whisked away by the police personnel.

Mr George in an interview said with the polls over, he was committed to bringing everyone on board to work for victory for the NDC in the 2020 polls.

He said his target is to increase the margin of victory for the NDC and will do al in his power to bring everyone on board to persue that agenda.

Mr Sam George entered parliament in 2017 having dethroned long time MP and party stalwat, Mr. ET Mensah who has been MP since 1996 with a margin of more than 2,000 votes.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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