Former President John Mahama on Thursday night visited some victims of the gun attack and violence on members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
Mr Mahama, who is campaigning in the Volta Region ahead of the February 23 presidential primaries of the NDC, rescheduled his itinerary to enable him to return to Accra and visit the victims.
He will be returning to resume his campaign on Friday morning.
Meanwhile, Lydia Seyram Alhassan has replaced her husband as the Member of Parliament for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency after winning the by-election held on Thursday in Accra.
Madam Alhassan, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate, was the second wife of the late MP Mr Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko.
She polled 68.80 per cent of the valid votes cast.
Her closest challenger, Mr Kwasi Delali Brempong of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) polled 30.52 per cent while Mr William Kofi Dowokpor of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and Mr Clement Boadi of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) polled 0.58 and 0.10 per cent respectively.
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I visited some of the victims of Thursday’s gun attack and violence on members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election. It’s a sad day for our democracy, but I used the opportunity to continue to call for calm among supporters of the NDC despite the unacceptable attack on them. I will be returning to the Volta Region later this morning to continue with my campaign, which had to be rescheduled to enable me visit and wish our injured colleagues well. #win2020together #GO4JM