The election, conducted and supervised by Municipal Electoral Officer Madam Lydia Ignatius Cudjoe, saw Mr Essien securing 496 out of the total valid votes of 1,055.
Competing against two other contestants, Mr. Paul Hopeson Kwaw garnered 289 votes, while Mr. Ishmael Evonla Kwame Whajah received 270 votes. Notably, two ballot papers were rejected during the process.
The National Executive Council (NEC) of the NPP had opened nominations for candidates interested in contesting in orphan constituencies nationwide.
The Jomoro primaries, initially scheduled for December 4, 2023, were postponed due to misunderstandings among the parliamentary aspirants.
Following a stakeholders meeting, vetting, and balloting at the regional office, December 16 was designated as the new date for the primaries.
The victory for Mr Paul Essien positions him as the NPP's candidate for the Jomoro constituency, setting the stage for the upcoming elections in the region.