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John Mahama visits victims of gun attack in the Ayawaso West Wuogun Constituency

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 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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