Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye

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Hon.
Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye
Member of the Ghana Parliament
for Odododiodoo constituency
In office
2013 – Dec 2018
Preceded by Jonathan Nii Tackie Kommey
Succeeded by -
Personal details
Born Accra
Nationality Ghanaian
Political party National Democratic Congress (Ghana)

Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye is a Ghanaian politician and the current Member of Parliament of the Odododiodoo constituency.[1] He was elected as MP during the 2012 elections, where he faced off against Victor Okaikoi of the New Patriotic Party. Vanderpuye was quite confident about his chances of winning, famously stating in November 2012 that if he got less than 65% of the vote, he would concede the seat to Okaikoi.[2] In the end, Vanderpuye won by a smaller landslide than expected, with 45,967 votes (63%) against 26,269 (36%) for Okaikoi and 745 (1%) for Emmanuel Odoi of the Convention People's Party.[3]He was a special aide to former President of Ghana President Mills.He is also the current Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry.[4]

Education[edit]

He holds a Masters in (Governance & Leadership) from GIMPA and B.A. in (English, Philosophy, Classics.) from the University of Ghana. He is also a past student of Presec Boys, Bechem and Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nii Lante Vanderpuye". www.ghanamps.gov.gh. Archived from the original on 2016-01-27. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  2. ^ Gadugah, Nathan (2012-11-13). "If Okaikoi gets more than 35% votes I will relinquish the seat- Nii Lante Vanderpuye". Joy Online. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  3. ^ "Nii Lantey Vanderpuye wins Odododiodio". Ghana News Aid. 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  4. ^ http://www.modernghana.com/news/467422/1/know-your-deputy-ministers.html
  5. ^ http://www.parliament.gh/members_details.php?ddt=252