The incumbent Member of Parliament for the Ketu South constituency in the Volta region Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey has won the parliamentary primary to represent the ruling National Democratic Congress in the 2016 elections.
Mr. Kwetey who is also the Food and Agriculture minister, secured more than 80 percent of the total votes cast in the Tuesday primaries, which saw low voter turnout.
He polled 14,610 votes as against his two contenders, Sylvanus Amedorme and Famous Kuadagah’s 1,375 and 637 votes respectively while 340 rejected ballots were recorded.
The primary which was initially scheduled for November 21 was put on hold due to a legal tussle initiated by a disqualified aspirant, Jim Morti.
A little over half of the 32,637 registered party members, however, turned out to vote due to various reasons including, apathy on the part of supporters of the disqualified aspirant.
The former deputy finance minister who was confident of victory ahead of the polls told Starr News’ Lambert Atsivor that he will work to unite the party’s rank and file ahead of the 2016 general elections.
“What is most important is that we must understand that in democracy, you win and you lose; so people must have the democratic temper. Understand that Ketu South is what is important. Let’s make sure that we do what we can for the constituency”.