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Kwabena Boateng wins Ejisu by-election

Kwabena Boateng, representing the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has clinched victory in the Ejisu by-election.

Mr Boateng secured 27, 782 representing 55.8% of the total votes cast while Mr Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, an Independent Candidate, garnered 21, 534, representing 43.3% of the total votes cast.

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Meanwhile, Beatrice Boakye of the Liberal Party had 140 votes representing  0.3% Esther Osei of the Convention People’s Party received 0.2 percent.

Independent Candidates Joseph Agyemang and Atakora Joseph had 222 representing 0.2% and 23 representing 0.0% respectively.

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

The race was fiercely contested, notably between Kwabena Aduomi, a former three-time NPP Member of Parliament for the constituency, who contested as an Independent Candidate.

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Allegations of vote buying surfaced against Kwabena Boateng’s campaign.

In response to allegations of bribery, the Electoral Commission removed two temporary staff members. A viral video captured these individuals allegedly receiving a bribe during the Ejisu by-election.

Source: Citinewsroom

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