The Election Commission of Ghana formally pronounced Kwabena Boateng a representative of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). the victor of the much-anticipated by-election in the Ejisu Constituency.

With an astounding 55.79% of the votes cast across 204 polling places, Boateng emerged as the front-runner out of a field of six candidates, including three independents.

Kwabena Aduomi, his closest competitor, garnered 43.24% of the vote.

Ejisu By-Election
Ejisu By-Election: Kwabena Aduomi

He was re-elected to represent the constituency in Parliament because of his performance, which highlights the overwhelming support that Ejisu voters have given him.

The sudden death of the sitting Member of Parliament, Dr. John Kumah, made the Ejisu by-election essential. Even in these depressing circumstances, a substantial percentage of the electorate—47.02 percent—turned out to vote.

Controversies Surrounding the Election

There was some controversy surrounding the by-election due to allegations of electoral fraud.

Ejisu By-Election
Ejisu By-Election

There have been calls for an examination of the Electoral Commission’s readiness for the next elections in response to the widely shared video showing a sitting member of parliament purportedly giving an envelope containing cash to officials.

Kwabena Boateng promised to enhance grassroots involvement and give the Ejisu Constituency top priority in his acceptance speech.

He gave the people his word that their issues would be heard and supported in Parliament.

Ejisu By-Election
Ejisu By-Election: Kwabena Boateng

Boateng expressed assurance that he could maintain the momentum of progress that his predecessor had started. He vowed to relentlessly advocate for Ejisu’s fair share and stressed the government’s role in providing funding for development projects.

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