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NPP’s Kwabena Boateng is Ejisu MP-elect

Kwabena Boateng's win makes him the successor of late MP and Deputy Finance Minister John Kumah, who passed away in March

New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate, Kwabena Boateng has been declared the winner of the Ejisu by-election, polling 55.8 percent (27,782) of the total votes at Tuesday’s by-election.

His closest contender, a three-time NPP former MP for the area who contested as an independent candidate, Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, secured 43.24 percent (21,536) of votes cast.

Other candidates secured votes in the region of 149 for LPG candidate Beatrice Boakye, CPP’s Esther Osie came through with 89 votes, while the two independent candidates, Gabriel Agyemang Joseph, and  Attakorah Joseph had 222 and 23 voters respectively.

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Even though the polls were marred by allegations of vote-buying and bribery, voter turnout was only 49.1 percent.

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Kwabena Boateng’s win makes him the successor of the late MP and Deputy Finance Minister John Kumah, who passed away in March.

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Following his victory, Kwabena Boateng addressed the media, expressing gratitude to all party supporters who campaigned for him in the constituency, particularly acknowledging President Akufo-Addo, Vice President Bawumia, the Chief Justice, and all regional executives.

The newly elected member of parliament pledged to reward constituents with development

“It is the government that provides resources for development and I came on the ticket of the government and it is on that same platform that I am standing so whatever development the state will share my job is to make sure that I lobby and get the fair share for the people of Ejisu. And I know the government is minded. Especially this year, being an election year there are lots of projects going on and  Ejisu will get their share.” He said.

The NPP Party chairman, Stephen Ntim, also promised to reconcile Kwabena Owusu Aduomi with the party.

“Yes, it is worrying because the two main competitors, Aduomi and Kwabena Boateng belong to the same fold, family. We should not be looking at jubilating, I’m not jubilating. My focus now is on how to bring the Aduomi factor back to the fold, bringing him back to the family,” Mr Ntim said to the media.

The by-election followed the passing of Dr John Ampontuah Kumah, Member of Parliament and Deputy Finance Minister, on March 7, 2024.

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