Deputy Chief of Staff Francis Asenso-Boakye has beaten the incumbent MP for Bantama in the Ashanti Region, Mr Daniel Okyem Aboagye, in the New Patriotic Party’s internal polls.Mr Asenso-Boakye polled 456 to beat Mr Okyem Abaogye, who had 122 votes.
There were 578 valid votes and one rejected ballot.
The total number of votes cast was 579.
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In his victory speech, Mr Asenso-Boakye expressed appreciation to President Nana Akufo-Addo for adding him to his administration.
He also thanked all his supporters and urged the party to unite ahead of the national elections.
According to him, he missed a call from Mr Okyem Aboagye, which he believed would have been a concession call.