Violence at Talensi by-election, who won, NDC or NPP, what caused violence?

President John Mahama has requested the security agencies in the country to take a cue from the violence that characterized the by-election in Talensi and ensure that such incidents are prevented in the 2016 elections.

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In a tweet to congratulate the NDC’s candidate BT Baba who won the polls, the President described the pockets of violence that engulfed the elections as unacceptable.
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The former head of the Ghana Prisons Service, BT Baba won the elections with 10,366 representing 42.31% of the total votes cast as against Thomas Duanab’s (NPP) 6,845 representing 27.94% of the total votes.
The PNC candidate Wombeoto Namailteng garnered 6,836 representing 27.90% of the total votes cast followed by the PPP which had 214 votes representing 0.87%. The GFP polled 58 votes, NVP had 93, UPP managed 49 while the IPP polled a paltry 38.

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For now, former President John Rawlings has also called for the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of the violence in the polls.

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