- All is set for the Abuakwa North by-election today
- Only three political parties are contesting the seat; excluding the NDC
- The Abuakwa North seat became vacant after the murder of the MP, JB Danquah-Adu in February
The Electoral Commission (EC) will today organize the by-election for the Abuakwa North constituency to elect a new Member of Parliament.
The seat became vacant after the murder of the Abuakwa North MP J.B. Danquah-Adu.
According to the Returning Officer of the Electoral Commission for Abuakwa North, Offei Danso all is set for the elections this morning.
He also noted that the election is among three candidates – the NPP, Ghana Freedom Party and the United Front Party.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) pulled out of the upcoming election on grounds that it does not want to benefit from the demise of the late law maker. The PPP also took the same stand.
Meanwhile the NPP candidate, Gifty Twum-Ampofo in an interview with Joy news said she was sure of one-touch victory.
“My chances are splendid. It’s already our seat…I’m not going to be complacent. We are working as if it was a very competitive election. We are leaving no stone unturned,” she opined.
JB Danquah, was gruesomely murdered at dawn on Tuesday February 9 at his home at Shiashie in Accra.
Police investigations showed he suffered two stab wounds, one to his rib, the other to his abdomen.
The wife of the MP was said to be in another room when the incident occurred.