Madam 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 percent of the valid votes cast.
Her closest challenger, Mr. Kwasi Delali Brempong of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) polled 30.52 percent 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 percent respectively.
The conduct of the polls was marred by a shooting incident at the residence of one of the aspirants,Mr Brempong; which resulted in injuries to 18 persons and an assault on an observer at one of the polling stations.
The Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service have commenced investigations into the shooting incident.
According to some eyewitnesses at the scene, members of vigilante groups affiliated to the NPP shot at NDC members who had gathered at Mr Brempong’s to go and cast their votes.
At the La Bawaleshie School Park, the Member of Parliament of Ningo Prampram, Samuel Nartey George who was observing the elections was allegedly assaulted by some unidentified persons.
The incident also resulted in the opposition party directing their agents to withdraw from the various polling stations.
BBC’s First Female TV Newsreader Nan Winton Dies At 93
The first woman to read the news on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), has died at the age of 93.
The broadcaster, Nancy ‘Nan Winton’ Wigginton, was taken to the hospital on May 8 following a fall at her home in Bridport, Dorset. Her condition worsened and she passed away at Dorchester County Hospital on Saturday, May 11.
An inquest into her death was opened and closed at the coroner’s court in Bournemouth on Thursday.
Winton who started reading the 6pm news in 1960 also read the weekly news bulletins on a Sunday evening.
She also worked as a BBC TV continuity announcer and her other work included Panorama and Town and Around, a nightly magazine show.
After stepping down from reading the news, Winton remained a television and news reporter. She was also a regular panelist on the radio panel game show Treble Chance.
According to Dailymail, on the day Winton was taken to hospital, aged 93, it was found she had fractured her femur. Surgery was carried out the next day. She later suffered failure of the heart, respiratory system and kidneys. She was taken to critical care, but died in the ward
A cause of death was given as congestive heart failure, hypertension and frailty of old age.
A full inquest is scheduled to take place on January 29 next year.
Formula 1 Legend Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Legendary Formula 1 racer Niki Lauda has died … according to his family.
Lauda, considered one of F1’s greatest drivers ever, died Monday … nine months after undergoing surgery for a lung transplant.
Niki won the F1 drivers’ championship in 1975 and ’77 with Ferrari and again in ’84 with McLaren … but he’s most famous for crashing and catching fire in 1976 at the German Grand Prix.
Lauda was badly burned in the crash, but he made a miraculous recovery an returned to racing only 6 weeks later.
Lauda’s incredibly comeback after dodging death instantly made him the stuff of legend .. and his 1976 rivalry with British driver James Hunt was the plot line of the movie “Rush.”
Niki, who was born in Austria, had a tight working relationship with 5-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton. Lauda was involved when Lewis signed with McClaren ahead of the 2013 racing season.
Niki’s family released a statement after his death … saying, “With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday.”
“His unique achievements as an athlete and entrepreneur are and will remain unforgettable, his tireless zest for action, his straightforwardness and his courage remain.”
“A role model and a benchmark for all of us, he was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather away from the public, and he will be missed.”
Lauda was 70.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Get Attacked In South Africa, dismisses Attacker As A Guy Who Wants To Be Famous | WATCH
American politician and former movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger have downplayed an incident in which he was assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa on Saturday.
A video posted by World’s Strongest Fan YouTube channel shows the 71-year-old former Governor of California standing and filming children at a sporting event in Johannesburg when a man delivers a flying kick to his back, forcing him to stumble forward.
The attacker is promptly grabbed by security and whisked away.
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