Some big names in Ghana’s Legislature will be missing from the 2013 Parliament as they have lost their seats.
The Minster for Employment and Social Welfare, Moses Asaga failed to retain his seat in the Nandam. He lost to the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Boniface Agambilla. Mr. Asaga polled 6,545 as against 7,097 for Mr. Agambilla.
The Member of Parliament for Manya Krobo, Mr. Michael Teye-Nyaunu has lost his seat to the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Ebenezer Okletey Terlarbi of the NDC.
Mr. Teye-Nyaunu went Independent after he was defeated by Mr. Terlarbi during the constituency primaries.
The only Member of Parliament for the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Samia Nkrumah has also lost her seat to the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Francis Anaman who polled 21,651 while Ms Nkrumah got 18,110.
NDC MP for Jirapa, Francis Bawaana Dakura suffered a defeat to the Independent Candidate, Paul Derigubaa.
Incumbent MP for Agona West, Samuel Obodai lost his seat to the NDC’s Lawyer Charles Obeng-Inkoom who polled 30, 166 and the former polled 25,397.
Professor Ameyaw Akumfi the bid to represent the NDC in Parliament for the Techiman North constituency.
Catherine Afeklu of the Evalue Gwira constituency lost to Kweku Tamekyi Kissi of the NDC who polled 14,096 votes to win the seat. Mrs. Afeku had 11,651 votes.
Former Minister of Information, John Tia Akologu lost the Talensi seat to Robert Nachinab Doameng Mosore, the NPP candidate.
Deputy Minority leader, Ambrose Derry lost to Attorney General Benjamin Kumbour in the Nandom constituency. This means Benjamin Kumbour has won the seat he previously lost to the Minority Leader four years ago.
He polled 13,735 against Ambrose Derry’s 6,538 votes.
Minister for Lands & Natural Resources, Hon. Mike Hammah has also lost his second term bid to represent the people of the Efutu Constituency. He lost to NPP’s Alexander Afenyo-Markin by 2, 085.
Mr. Afenyo-Markin got 19, 062 while Mike Hammah polled 16,977.
In the Central Region, the incumbent and Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry Dr. J. S. Annan lost the seat to the NPP’s Dr. Nana Ato Dadzie in the Komenda Edina Eguafo-Abbriem (KEEA) constituency.
Nana Ato Dadzie won with 22,151 against Dr. Annan’s 13,952.
Dr. Ato Quarshie who lost the NDC primaries and went independent performed better in the constituency than the NDC’s candidate, J. S. Annan. Dr. Ato Quarshie polled 15, 551.
There were signs that Dr. J.S Annan would lose because the NDC supporters in the constituency had protested his candidature.
Meanwhile, in the Tema East Constituency, the MCE for Tema, Kempes Ofosu Ware has lost for the second time, this time to the NPP’s Titus Glover who won with just three votes.