Deputy Minority Leader in parliament, Dr James Klutse Avedzi, has won the National Democratic Congress(NDC) parliamentary primaries at the Ketu North to retain the seat in 2020.
About 1016 delegates from 109 branches were expected to turn out to cast their vote to elect a parliamentary candidate.
However, at closed of polls, Dr Avedzi pulled 861 votes out of total votes cast of 1,007 representing 86 per cent to beat his three opponent who sought to unseat him.
The other contesters were Wisdom Nyamuame, had 26, Gabriel Kwamigah, had 97 and Don Emmanuel managed to have 23 votes respectively.
Dr Avedzi is seeking his fifth term to lead the party in 2020.
The Deputy Minority Leader and Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of parliament had earlier vowed to beat his opponent in the primaries and subsequent retain the seat.
While thanking the delegates for endorsing him for the fifth time to the party, Dr Avedzi also congratulated his contenders and assured to bring them on board of the campaign team to retain the seat and also increase the margin of the presidential votes.
He said his main priority is a victory for the NDC in 2020 general elections, stressing that, his victory at the primaries would translate to victory for the NDC party.
The Deputy Minority Leader entered parliament in 2005 and has held various positions in committees of parliament.
He has brought a number of developmental projects in the constituency and promised to continue to work to bring more transformation to the constituency.
The Ketu North Constituency is one of the biggest constituency in the Volta region.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba