Kumawu By-Election Comes Off Today; NDC Vows To Pull An Unexpected Surprise

Kumawu By-Election Comes Off Today; NDC Vows To Pull An Unexpected Surprise

Following the death of the former NPP Member of Parliament for Kumawu Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Philip Basoah, constituents are expected to elect his replacement today, Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

After the deceased Member of Parliament was buried over the weekend, the Electoral Commission is set to supervise a by-election for a replacement as provided by the 1992 Constitution.

The now-vacant Kumawu Parliamentary seat is contested by 4 candidates.

The two main political parties, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have fielded their candidates. While Ernest Yaw Anim is contesting on the ticket of the NPP, Kwasi Amankwaa is poised to wrestle the seat for the NDC.

The other two are independent candidates who by mere coincidence come with the same name as Kwaku Duah.

The two main political parties prior to the by-election hit the grounds to canvass votes for their parliamentary candidates. All the leading members of the two main parties including the rank and file have been to Kumawu to campaign for their respective candidates.

Although the constituency is a stronghold of the ruling NPP and has always won the seat, the opposition NDC has vowed to pull a surprise in this by-election.

According to the National Youth Organizer of the NDC, George Opare Addo, the hard work the NDC has put into the by-election will propel the party to victory.

“There will be a surprise in Kumawu and there will be a new MP of the constituency belonging to the National Democratic Congress (NDC),” George Opare Addo said in an interview with Accra-based Citi News.

He added that the election will be based on “how this government has treated people when it comes to development, and the people are going to treat them based on that and vote accordingly. Yesterday, the young men of Kumawu were shouting that if not for the by-elections, the NPP would not have come to the constituency, and so they will vote against the NPP for treating them badly.”


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