The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Fomena in the Ashanti Region, Andrew Amoako Asiamah who was dismissed by the party will be returning to Parliament.
Mr. Asiamah who decided to run independently after he was disqualified from contesting the party’s parliamentary primaries also had his seat declared vacant in Parliament.
However, at the end of polls on Monday, December 7, 2020, Mr. Asiamah managed to obtain 12,805 of the total votes cast by beating his contenders.
Philip Ofori Asante of the NPP and Christiana Appiagyei of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who polled 10,798 and 2,608 votes respectively.
The other contestant in the race, Eric Appiagyei of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM) had 158 votes.
These confirmed final results from the Electoral Commission (EC) at the Fomena Constituency also showed that the total number of votes was 26,637 out of which 247 were rejected.
Taking to Facebook to make what may be his first public statement, he acknowledged God for his victory.
“It is indeed great to wait on the Lord. We thank God for everything,” he wrote.
His post has since generated prayers and goodwill messages from fans and followers.