Today, May 23, 2023, voters in the Kumawu constituency will cast ballots in a by-election to choose a replacement for their MP, Philip Basoah, who passed away in March.
Both of the two major political parties, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), in power, and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), in opposition, have made repeated attempts to seize the parliamentary seat.
After Philip Basoah passed away and was buried over the weekend, the Electoral Commission (EC) announced a by-election to choose an MP for the constituency.
All required materials are prepared for the by-election, according to the EC that is organizing it.
The parliamentary candidates are Ernest Yaw Anim of the NPP, Akwasi Amankwaa of the NDC, also known as “Tom Cee,” and two other independents with the same name, Kwaku Duah.
Prior to the by-election, the two major political parties went door-to-door to solicit support for their parliamentary candidates.
Both of them presented their parliamentary candidate to the local chiefs and residents.
NDC flagbearer John Dramani Mahama urged party supporters in Kumawu to cast a large number of votes for Kwasi Amankwaa, often known as “Tom Cee,” the party’s parliamentary candidate.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the vice president, has also urged NPP supporters to turn out in large numbers on Tuesday, May 23, to support Ernest Yaw Anim, the party’s nominee for the Kumawu parliamentary seat.
The Vice President spoke with NPP supporters in Kumawu before of the by-election, noting that they wanted to demonstrate to Ghana that Kumawu was NPP territory and that they were likely to win the seat.
In order to maintain peace before, during, and after the Kumawu by-election slated for Tuesday, May 23, 2023, both the NDC and the NPP have vowed to play their respective parts.
The promise was given following a pre-election conference between the heads of the competing political parties and the Inspector General of Police, Mr. George Akuffo Dampare.
George Opare Addo, the National Youth Organiser for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has hinted that the NDC will probably pull a surprise and win the by-election in Kumawu.
According to Mr. Addo, the NDC’s diligent preparation for the by-election will help the party win.
Mr. Addo said the following on Citi FM’s Eyewitness News: “There will be a surprise in Kumawu and there will be a new MP of the constituency belonging to the National Democratic Congress (NDC).”
Due to the amount of growth in the region, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is optimistic that voters in Kumawu will win its parliamentary candidate for Kumawu on Tuesday. This is according to Evans Nimako, the NPP’s director of elections.
Mr. Nimako emphasized that the party has put in a lot of effort, held extensive consultations in the district, and is sure of a sizable victory in the by-election on May 23.