The Awutu Senya East Constituency since its creation in 2012 has had the New patriotic Party winning both presidential and parliamentary elections, this year wasn’t an exception.
The current MP for the Awutu Senya East Constituency, Ms Mavis Hawa Koomson, has won for the NPP in the last two elections.
In the past 5 elections, the NDC has managed to win four with 1 taken by the NPP, when Awutu Senya constituency was not divided into East and West.
The constituency had the NDC winning from 1992 to 2000 except that of 2004 where the NPP took over. However, in 2008, the NPP could not retain the seat but lost to the NDC streaking their winning to the fourth time.
Meanwhile, in 2012, the constituency was divided into two, Awutu Senya East and Awutu Senya West.
Awutu Senya East in retrospect:
In 2012, the National Democratic Congress elected Adams Nuhu as their parliamentary candidate where he lost to his competitor from New Patriotic Party Hon Mavis Hawa Koomson. Adams Nuhu lost with 26,884 votes whiles the NPP won with 31,054 votes. With the Presidential, the results rule in favor of the NPP with 30,481 votes while the NDC lost with 28,228 votes.
Again in 2016, Adams Nuhu Timbile still contested on the ticket of the NDC parliamentary and was once again defeated by the Incumbent Hon Mavis Hawa Koomson with 34,656 votes leaving Adams Nuhu with 24,373 votes.
Now in the just-ended election (2020), Adams Nuhu Timbile was replaced by Phyllis Naa Koryoo Okunor in the parliamentary contest against the incumbent member of parliament for the NPP Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson.
Meanwhile, the constituency (Awutu Senya East) had 296 polling stations with queues forming from electorates at various polling stations. Voting commenced at Iron City meeting place 2 and that of Virgin kids School exactly 7 o’clock whiles polling stations in the Dansey School started at 7:45 due to the exchange of ballot boxes with another polling station which caused a delay, similar situation occurred at Cathedral polling station with electorates unwillingness to cooperate making them start their vote at 7:45.
At exactly 5 o’clock pm voting ended for counting to begin which saw the constituent trooping in to witness the count. After a long count at the various constituencies, the pink sheet was sent to the Kasoa Divisional Command for Coalition.
After 12hrs of coalition HON. Hawa Koomson emerged winner for the 2020 parliamentary elections with 57,114 votes, Whiles the Presidential results were declared after some hours with Nana Akuffo Addo securing 57,555 votes, Her competitor, Naa kooyor Okunor from the NDC also came closely with 51,561.
BY: Mary Ann