Ernest Kumi defeated Mercy Adu-Gyamfi, a former Member of Parliament (MP) for Akwatia and member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), in her bid to run for parliamentary office again.
In a straight-up race between the two, Ernest Kumi received 330 votes, while Obeng Dankwa received none. Madam Adu-Gyamfi, also known as Ama Sey, received 268 votes, making the man the winner.
The former MP, also known as Ama Sey, created history in 2016 when she emerged victorious in a close race against the former NDC MP Babal Jamal to become the first female MP for Akwatia.
After winning the NPP’s ticket and becoming an MP in the 2016 general election, Madam Adu-Gyamfi lost to Ernest Kumi in the party’s parliamentary primary. Kumi ultimately lost the seat to the NDC in the 2020 elections.
Ama Sey is one of 19 candidates two of whom are women who lost their attempts to become the NPP’s parliamentary candidate for the general election of 2024.
Madam Linda Adadevor, the other female candidate, was defeated at the Lower-Manya Krobo primaries.