Jaman South NDC offers rituals for 2020 parliamentary election victory
National Democratic Congress members in the constituency also prayed to the river gods to continue to protect them and journalists in the country.
The Jaman South National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Thursday offered a ritual sacrifice to the gods in the area for the party’s resounding victory in the 2020 parliamentary elections for the first time in more than 20 years.
It would be recalled that prior to the last general election the party in the area invoked curses on the EC, security services, party agents, macho men, among others, on suspicion that the elections in the area would be rigged and called on the gods to strike dead any persons who would manipulate the elections.
Jaman South is a Municipality with 130 settlements and a total population of 114,257.
Afful Yaw Mahama was the NPP Member of Parliament for the constituency after winning the seat in the 2008 elections, succeeding Anna Nyamekye, also an NPP MP.
However, the 2020 parliamentary election saw the defeat of Afful who polled a total of 22,519 to William Okofo Darteh of the NDC who grabbed 24,422 votes. Prior to the elections, some aggrieved electorate in the constituency campaigned for a skirt and blouse vote in the exercise, against the incumbent MP.
Thanking the gods for answering the plea of the NDC aftermath of the election, Apraku Ansomanah (Taller) led members of the NDC to offer the sacrifice of a white sheep and a duck to thank the gods for the victory.
Apraku Ansomanah expressed gratitude to the press for their sterling performance before, during and after the elections and prayed to the river gods to continue to protect journalists in the country.