Ablekuma West

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Ablekuma West
constituency
for the Parliament of Ghana
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District Accra Metropolis District
Region Greater Accra Region of Ghana
Current constituency
Party New Patriotic Party
MP Ursula Owusu

Ablekuma West is one of the 275 constituencies represented in the Parliament of Ghana. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. Ablekuma West is located in the Accra Metropolis in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The member elected at the 2012 general election was Ursula Owusu of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

History and boundaries[edit]

Ablekuma West was one of 45 newly created constituencies for the 2012 general election.[1] It covers the districts of Dansoman, Sahara, Gbegbeyise, Agege, Glefe, Opetekwe and Shiabu.[1] Before the 2016 general election, incumbent MP Ursula Owusu was challenged in an NPP primary election by constituency chairman Theophilus Tettey Enyo and businessman Roni Nicole.[2] The primary proved controversial, with disputes over voting registers used[1] resulting in legal challenges by party members[2] and Enyo's withdrawal. Owusu beat Nicole by 554 votes to 317, with up to 400 members reported to have boycotted the contest in protest.[3]

Elections[edit]

Ghanaian parliamentary election, 2012:
Source:pulse.com.gh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
New Patriotic Party Ursula Owusu 36,975 58.22
National Democratic Congress Victoria Hamah 26,153 41.18
Progressive People's Party Perry Senyo 291 0.46
People's National Convention Daniel Noye 55 0.09
National Democratic Party Magnus Asiamah Bekoe 40 0.06
Majority 10,822 17.04
Turnout

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gyamfi, Kwesi (8 April 2016). "What you need to know about Ablekuma West". pulse.com.gh. Accra. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Tornyi, Emmanuel (6 February 2016). "Ablekuma West heats up for NPP primary". pulse.com.gh. Accra. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Ursula wins NPP Ablekuma West primary". ghanaweb.com. Ghana. 9 April 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016.