Sons of NDC big wigs who won and lost primaries

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) went to polls on Saturday, May 13 to elect its candidates for the 2024 elections.

After rigorous contests across several constituencies, winners emerged while losers may only hope to come back stronger the next time.

Some big wigs of the party had their children, mostly sons, in the race as well.

For Dr Kwabena Duffuor, who made a last-day withdrawal from the presidential contest after raising concerns about the album to be used for the voting, his son took on incumbent Member of Parliament for Sekyere Afram Plains Constituency, Dr Alex Adomako.

Dr Adomako lost. Nonetheless, Kwabena Duffuor II was beaten by eight votes by Hajia Afrah Nasira.

Dr Duffuor himself had visited the Constituency during the voting on Saturday, May 13 and expressed optimism that his son will carry the day.

Another NDC big wig, Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, had his son on the losing side.

Sebastian Koby Spio-Garbrah polled 85 votes, way lower than 2020 Parliamentary Candidate Professor Grace Ayensu-Danquah, who polled 1,043 votes. The third candidate, Henry Abbey-Hart, had 18 votes.

There was a win for the son of the National Chairman of the NDC, however.

Johnson Asiedu Nketia’s son, Charles Asiedu, emerged the winner in the Tano South Constituency.

He polled 698 votes to beat his closest contender, Nana Agyeman Prempeh, who polled 281 votes.

The other two contenders dropped on the log with a total of 298 votes.

The daughter of NDC’s founder Jerry John Rawlings, Dr Zanetor Rawlings, was also given the greenlight to continue serving as the Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle Constituency.

Her votes of 1,194 overshadowed that of her challengers Meredith Lamptey Addy (268) and John Alfonso Coleman (360)

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