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Bernard Ahiafor

Bernard Ahiafor

This is the timeline of the member of parliament for Akatsi South Constituency 

1973

05 January 1973

Birth 

Bernard Ahiafor was born on Tuesday, February 6, 1973, in Atidzive, Ghana.

1975

06 February 1975

Education

Bernard Ahiafor received his early education at Abor Senior High School, where he obtained his O Level qualification, he continued with an A-Level education at Keta Secondary School. Furthering his education, Bernard Ahiafor pursued a Bachelor's Degree from the esteemed University of Ghana. His commitment to the legal field led him to achieve a Barrister and Solicitor's Degree from the Ghana School of Law. Additionally, he obtained a Diploma in Insurance from the Ghana Insurance College, showcasing his dedication to lifelong learning.

1981

09 May 1981

Employment History

Bernard Ahiafor worked as a member of the legal teams at both Justking & Associates and Kwame Gyan & Associates. His expertise in the legal field is further exemplified by his position as the Head of Legal and Claims at Star Assurance Co. Ltd.

2012

15 December 2012

The 2012 elections

Ahiafor's allegiance lies with the National Democratic Congress (NDC). He made his entry into parliamentary representation during the constituency's 2012 by-election. This contest arose due to the then-MP, Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho, assuming the role of Speaker of Parliament. Ahiafor secured victory with 12,079 votes, marking his entrance into the Sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana.

2016

15 December 2016

2016 elections

His popularity and trust among the constituency further solidified in the 2016 general elections. Ahiafor was re-elected, garnering 16,916 votes, equivalent to 56.34% of the total votes.

2020

15 December 2020

2020 elections

Ahiafor's dominance in the political landscape continued in the 2020 general elections. Contesting once more under the NDC banner, he secured a significant victory with 31,624 votes, amounting to an impressive 83.71% of the total votes cast. His closest opponent, Leo-Nelson Adzigdogah of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), garnered 5,550 votes, reflecting the unwavering support Ahiafor commands within the constituency.

2023

30 December 2023

Committees

Bernard has contributed to various committees in this capacity, further emphasizing his dedication to effective governance which includes; Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs Committee (Ranking Member), Standing Orders Committee, and Education Committee.

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