Voting underway in Kumawu

Voting underway in Kumawu

The people of Kumawu have started voting to elect someone to replace their departed Member of Parliament, Philip Basoah

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

The ballot paper has Ernest Yaw Anim, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate as the first, followed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate, Kwasi Amankwaa, followed by two independent candidates with the same name Kwaku Duah, but with different symbols in that order.

Voting officially started at 7 am on Tuesday at various polling stations in the constituency.

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

Philip Basoah who won the seat for NPP  in the 2020 parliamentary election polled 14,960 votes, the independent candidate, Kwaku Duah polled 11, 698 votes, representing 51 and 39 per cent, whereas the NDC candidate, Bernard Opoku Marfo polled 2,439 votes representing 8.3 per cent.

This notwithstanding,  NDC are confident of causing a surprise even though they have not been able to win the seat since 1996.

Regardless of what the NDC and Independent Candidates are doing, NPP is optimistic about retaining the seat.

Security has been very robust in the constituency to ensure a peaceful election by close of the day.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

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