Kweku Rickets Hagan, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of World Trade Center in Accra, has won the bid to contest for the Cape Coast South parliamentary seat on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The Cape Coast South Constituency is yet to be approved by Ghana's Parliament, when it passes the Constitutional Instrument (CI 73).
The 49-year-old, who competed against the Cape Cost Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Anthony Agyir Aikins, polled 230 votes, as against Aikins' 58 votes, out of 288 total valid votes.
Addressing the teeming crowd after the declaration, Mr. Rickets thanked the delegates for their support and urged everyone to rally behind him to win the seat for the NDC.
According to him, this was the time for the party to unite and develop strategies to send the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to the bush.
He therefore promised to defend the party's constituency and asked the electorate in Cape Coast South Constituency to vote for him and the party.
On his part, the Cape Coast MCE declared his full support to Mr Hagan and promised to make resources available for him to win the seat.
At Awutu Senya East Constituency, the District Chief Executive, Adams Nuhu, beat Baba Lamin who was previously with then President John Mahama's office.
Mr. Nuhu polled 88 votes to overpower Baaba Lamin who had 52 votes.
From Desmond K. Dapaah, Cape Coast