Retired Sup. Toobu Wins Wa West Constituency Parliamentary Seat
Superintendent Peter Lanchene Toobu (rtd), has won the Wa West Constituency parliamentary seat on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). He beat Mr Daniel Dari Kuusogno of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the just ended general election. Supt. Toobu (rtd) pulled 27, 550 votes of a total of 39, 593 valid votes cast representing 69.58 per cent while Mr kuusogno garnered 13, 143 votes representing 30.42 per cent.
A total of 40,829 electorates participated in the election in the Wa West Constituency out of a total of 52,523 registered voters, with 1,236 rejected ballots being recorded.
Mr Joseph Pii-etey, the Returning Officer for the Wa West Constituency declared the retired police officer winner of the contest at Wechiau on Tuesday. In the Presidential election, the NPP had 10,202 votes, NDC 27,888 votes, Ghana Union Movement (GUM) 274; the Convention People’s Party (CPP) 103 and the Ghana Freedom party (GFP) 44 votes.
Others were the Ghana Consolidated People’s Party (GCPP) 48, Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) 92; People’s National Convention (PNC) 112, National Democratic Party (NDP) 53; Progressive People’s Party (PPP) 39; the All People’s Congress (APC) 57 and an Independent candidate 204 votes. The Bulinjin Community in the constituency with 436 registered voters did not participate in the election because there were no lights in the community.