Jerry Rawlings’ daughter retains parliamentary seat in Ghana

Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings

Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings daughter of late former Ghana President Jerry Rawlings has retained her parliamentary seat in the 2020 general elections.

She had been representing Korle Klottey at the parliament before the election and she re-contested for the position under the National Democratic Congress party (NDC).

Mrs Agyeman-Rawlings scored 39,193 votes to retain the seat, according to figures from the collation centre.

She defeated her closest contender from the New Patriotic Party Appiah Debrah who got 31,239 votes.

This will be Agyeman-Rawlings’ second run in parliament.

She posted a photo which she took with her late father on her Facebook page on Monday after the voting and wrote; “For you, dad…”

Rawlings died of coronavirus-related complications at the age of 73 on November 12.