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All set for Kumawu by-election today


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Kumawu constituency is set to hold its by-election today following the death of the incumbent MP, Philip Basoah.


Philip Basoah died on Monday, March 27, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, where he had been on admission for a serious ailment.


According to a report by the brother of the late Kumawu Member of Parliament, Philip Basoah, Solomon Basoah, his brother was found unconscious in his room on March 24 and was rushed to the hospital, where he passed four days later.


The late New Patriotic Party (NPP) member of Parliament for Kumawu constituency in the Ashanti Region, Philip Basoah, was buried on May 20.


Here are the contestants seeking to replace Philip Basoah in parliament - Ghanaweb reports 


NPP’s Ernest Yaw Anim 


Ernest Yaw Anim is representing the party for the Kumawu constituency seat after he polled 195 to beat his contenders, Ama Serwaa, and three others.


He is number one on the ballot paper.


Ernest Yaw Anim believes he will be able to mend the cracks among party members in the constituency to ensure the NPP retains the Kumawu Parliamentary seat in the upcoming by-election.


Ernest Yaw Anim is tipped to win the Kumawu Constituency, as it is traditionally an NPP seat.


NDC’s Akwasi Amankwa 


The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) confirmed Akwasi Amankwa, popularly known as ‘Tom Cee’ to contest as the party’s parliamentary candidate to lead the party into the May 23, 2023 by-election.


Akwasi Amankwa is reported to be the brother of Dr. Kwabena Duffour, the former Finance Minister.


Akwasi Amankwa is number 2 on the ballot paper.


Independent Candidate Kwaku Duah


Kwaku Duah has chosen to run as an independent candidate.


In 2020, he contested the deceased MP's election.


Mr Duah came in second in the 2020 contest with a total valid vote of 11,698, representing 39.96% of the total votes, as against Mr Basoah, who won the race with 14,960 valid votes, representing 51.11%.


He is seeking to join parliament as an independent candidate on May 23 after the by-elections.


Kwaku Duah is number 3 on the ballot paper.


Kwaku Duah


Another candidate bearing the name Kwaku Duah joined the contest as an independent candidate for the Kumawu Constituency.


Relatively unknown to the electorate until the declaration of his intent to contest in the election, Kwaku Duah is seeking to join parliament as the MP for Kumawu Constituency.


Kwaku Duah is number 4 on the ballot paper.

source: Theannouncergh.com