Ernest Yaw Anim is MP-elect for Kumawu

Ernest Yaw Anim is MP-elect for Kumawu

NPP’s Ernest Yaw Anim has been declared the winner of Kumawu by-election after securing over 70 per cent of the total votes cast.

The by-election held on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, was to replace departed Member of Parliament, Philip Basoah.

Philip Basoah passed away untimely in March and was buried on Saturday, May 20, 2023.

In all, there are about 75 polling stations and 25 electoral areas in Kumamu.

At the end of the election, Ernest Yaw Anim of the NPP polled 15,264, representing 70.91 per cent, and NDC’s Kwasi Amankwah polled, 3, 723, representing 17.29 per cent.
first Independent candidate, Kwaku Duah also polled 2,478, representing 11.51 per cent and the second Independent candidate, Kwaku Duah had 62 representing
0.29 per cent of votes cast.

The total number of votes cast was 21,731, whereas valid votes were 21,527 (62.45%) and the rejected votes were 204.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

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