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Five-time Nkwanta South MP, Gershon Gbediame loses heavily in NDC primaries

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
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Incumbent Member of Parliament for Nkwanta South in the Volta regipresence, hon Gbediame has been massively defeated National Democratic Congress (NDC) primaries held on Saturday bringing an end to his five-term reign as MP.


The five-man keenly contested primaries, saw businessman, Geoffrey Kini claiming victory with 7,637 votes, as against Mr. Gbediame's paltry 591 votes out of the 12,265 valid votes cast.

The three other contestants, Dr Felix Anebor, Solomon Bagme, and Narayana Osei Nyarko Charles also secured 2,342, 1,626 and 69 votes respectively in the election which was rocked with initial disagreements over the use of a 'new' register from the party's national elections directorate.

The impasse, which delayed voting for almost three hours was resolved through the intervention of the deputy Regional minister, Francis Ganyaglo, with all five aspirants agreeing to use the 'new' register.

The elections which was generally peaceful, was conducted under a heavy team of military and police presence

Mr. Kini, the new parliamentary candidate pledged to reunite the party ahead of the upcoming general elections, starrfmonline reported.