President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has lauded the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and two independent candidates for holding a peaceful and transparent by-election in Kumawu.
He was also full of praise for the Electoral Commission, chaired by Jean Mensa, for continuing to organize “the best elections in the 4th Republic.”
“I congratulate warmly the people of Kumawu on conducting a peaceful, credible, and transparent by-election, on 23rd May 2023, to elect their new Member of Parliament, which has given another big boost to Ghanaian democracy.
“I congratulate further the NPP, NDC, and the two independent candidates for their contribution to this positive outcome. I congratulate, also, the Jean Mensa-led Electoral Commission for maintaining its tradition of organizing the best elections in the 4th Republic.
“Finally, I congratulate Ernest Yaw Anim, the NPP parliamentary candidate, for his 71% emphatic victory in the by-election. He, and the national, regional, constituency, and polling station executives and party workers of the NPP are to be strongly commended for their outstanding work, which has brought about this excellent result, recording one of the highest turnouts in a by-election in the history of the 4th Republic. I am confident that he will make an effective representative of the people of Kumawu in Parliament. The elephant continues to be on the march.
“God bless Ernest Yaw Anim, the people of Kumawu, and Ghanaian democracy, and may God bless us all, and our homeland Ghana, and make her great and strong,” President Akufo-Addo wrote on Facebook.
Ernest Yaw Anim, a candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), was elected the new Member of Parliament for Kumawu in the by-election that was held on May 23, 2023.
He polled 15,264 votes
His closest contender, Akwasi Amankwah of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), received 3,723 votes.
Kwaku Duah, an independent candidate, got 2,478 votes. A second independent candidate named Kwaku Duah received 62 votes.