Ejisu by-election: Reconciliation is needed – NPP’s Amoakwa-Boadu

Kingsley Amoakwa-Boadu

A member of the communications team of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who is also a private legal practitioner, Kinglsey Amoakwa-Boadu, has stated that the NPP has learned its lessons from the just-ended by-election in Ejisu.

He says that the party has taken steps to reconcile all disgruntled members to ensure that their votes come to the party in the general elections.

“I was of no doubt that the NPP would take the seat. Mr Aduomi had been an MP for three terms, 12 years of engagement, and deputy minister of roads, so definitely he will have his footprints there.

“The take-home after this election is there have to be several acts of reconciliation. If we are able to get some of those who voted for him good, if we manage to get him to come back, it is even good.

“The presidential election is 50 percent plus one, so there is more to be done because every vote counts, we would not take anything for granted. We are working at it,” he said on the Key Points on TV3 Saturday, May 4.

The NPP candidate in the by-election held in the Ejisu Constituency has won the contest.

He beat five other candidates to emerge winner.

They are; Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, an independent candidate with NPP antecedents, Convention People’s Party Esther Osei, Liberal Party of Ghana’s Beatrice Boakye, Freduah Agyemang Joseph and Attakorah Joseph both independent candidates.

According to the results declared by the Electoral Commission, Kwabena Boateng secured 55.79% of the total votes cast against his main contender, Kwabena Aduomi’s 43.24%

This is according to results collated from all 204 polling stations. Kwabena Boateng polled 27,782 votes whereas Kwabena Aduomi had 21,536.

A total of 49,780 out of the expected 100,000 voters turned out.

The bye-election was necessitated by the demise of the incumbent MP, Dr John Kumah. Dr Kumah died in March after a short illness.

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