Private legal practitioner, Kwabena Boateng has emerged victorious in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) primaries held in the Ejisu constituency in the Ashanti Region, on April 13.

He beat eight other persons including former Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi to become the NPP’s parliamentary candidate ahead of the by-election.

The others were Dr Evans Duah, Klinsman Karikari Mensah, Helena Mensah, Jacqueline Abena Pokua Amoah-Boaitey, Portia Baffoe Abronye, Aaron Prince Duah and Yaa Gyamera Aboagye.

According to the Electoral Commission, Kwabena Boateng secured 394 votes out of a total of 1033 valid votes cast.

His closest competitor, Madam Helena Mensah, had 302 votes. Meanwhile, Yaa Gyamera Aboagye got 229 votes and former GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi had only 35 of the votes cast.

Initially, it was assumed that the remaining votes would be split between Dr Evans Duah and Kwabena Boateng, potentially reducing his chances of winning.

However, Dr Evans Duah garnered only 63 votes, allowing Kwabena Boateng to clinch victory over him and the other contenders.