Dr. Kwabena Duffour Jr., the son of the former finance minister and unsuccessful NDC presidential candidate, was unable to win the nomination to represent the party in the House of Parliament for the Sekyere Afram Plains Constituency.
He received 203 votes, compared to his leading opponent Hajia Nasira Afrah’s 211, and lost by just eight votes.
Along with his own uncle, Dr. Alex Adomako Mensah, the local MP, Dr. Duffour Jr. was a candidate in that race.
Professor Edward Brenya, a lecturer at KNUST, received 65 votes, and Alex Adomako Mensah received 86 votes.
Dr. Duffuor Jr.’s team requested a recount after the results were announced, but businesswoman Hajia Nasira Afrah won the primary and was chosen as the party’s candidate for the constituency’s parliamentary seat.