Ejisu by-election: ‘I don’t care whether I lose or win’ – Owusu Aduomi

Independent candidate
Kwabena Owusu Aduomi

Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, an independent parliamentary candidate in the Ejisu by-election has said that the outcome of today’s exercise will not bother him, be it a lose or win.

The former Ejisu lawmaker says his ability to respond to the calls of his constituents to vie for the seat again to continue his good works is enough motivation for him.

Sharing where his allegiance would be, should the election go in his favour, Mr. Aduomi said he will reason as an independent legislator to serve the interest of Ghana as long as a cause on the floor is in the State’s interest.

This, he said, is how he served all his terms in Parliament, the reason he is liked by the NDC to warrant the allegations of him being supported by the opposition.

“Now I am independent. But when I was in Parliament, the reason the NDC liked me for people to call me an NDC is because whenever Mahama brought anything up and I realised it was good for the progress of the state, I supported it.

“So if I go to Parliament, I will serve the interest of Ghana. It will not bother me whether I win or lose. My ability to respond to the call of my people to continue from where I exited gives me joy. So what I will say is that, I will remain as an independent candidate and think independently,” he said in Twi on Onua TV’s morning show, Maakye, Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

The Electoral Commission (EC) is conducting the by-election for the Ejisu constituency today, Tuesday, April 30, to fill the vacant seat left by the late Member of Parliament (MP) and Deputy Finance Minister, Dr. John Ampontuah Kumah, who passed away on March 07, 2024.

The NPP selected Kwabena Boateng on April 13, 2024, from a pool of nine contenders to vie for the seat and uphold the party’s position.

However, the opposition NDC opted out of participating in the by-election.

Kwabena Boateng faces formidable opposition from former constituency MP, Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, who is running independently after parting ways with the NPP.

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