Parliamentary Candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Sanja Nanja in the Atebubu-Amanten Constituency of the Bono East Region has regained his seat.
Sanja Nanja was banished by the Atebubu Traditional Council banned Sanja Nanja from the Constituency for reportedly insulting the Queen Mother of the area, Nana Afuah Denyina, on live radio.
But he contested for the seat which he lost in 2016 to the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP’s) Kofi Amoakohene who is also the Regional Minister and has since won it back in the just-ended polls
Sanja Nanja polled 17,588 representing 56.86 percent with Hon Kofi Amoakohene coming in second with 13,169 representing 42.53 percent of the total votes cast.
A total of 833 candidates contested the parliamentary race in all 275 constituencies in the country.
This year’s election is unique because the biggest opposition party NDC presented a former President John Dramani Mahama whiles the governing NPP presented the sitting President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.