The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has debunked claims made by its Member of Parliament for South Dayi Constituency, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, on Twitter that the party recorded single-digit votes at some polling stations in the just-ended Kumawu by-election.
A statement signed by the party’s Ashanti Regional Secretary, Dr. Frank Amoakohene, urged the party to disregard the post.
“I wish to by this statement, allay his fears and further put on record that the party did not record single digit vote in any of the 75 polling stations in Kumawu. We call on him to reconcile with the minority leader, Hon Ato Forson, and his other colleague MPs who spent days in the constituency in aid of a good performance in the by-election,” excerpts of the statement said.
“I wish to implore all media houses and the general public to factcheck the assertion by the MP in his Twitter post, and reconcile same with the final results as published by the regional secretariat and as published by the electoral commission of Ghana.
“I wish to reiterate the fact that the NDC in this by-election appreciated in votes by 52.68% whiles the NPP appreciated marginally by ONLY 2.03% even after the massive vote buying and abuse of incumbency in their own stronghold constituency.
“I wish to assure all members of the party and well-meaning Ghanaians that the leadership of NDC in the region is fully committed to increasing our gains in the region for victory 2024.”
Following the demise of the Member of Parliament for Kumawu, Philip Basoah on Mach 28, the Electoral Commission organized an election on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.
The New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary candidate for the Kumawu by-election Ernest Yaw Anim was declared winner.
Mr. Anim polled 15,264 votes to beat the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate, Kwasi Amankwaa, and two Independent Candidates, both of whom are called Kwaku Duah.
The NDC’s Kwasi Amankwaa garnered 3,723 votes while Kwaku Duah (1) had 2,478 votes with the other Kwaku Duah managing a paltry 62 votes.