- The opposition New Patriotic Party has won the by-election in the Abuakwa North constituency by a wide margin
- Major political parties withdrew from contesting the seat as they sought to mourn with the families of the former MP, JB Danquah Adu who was killed at his residence
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has won the Abuakwa North by-election held on March 29.
NPP’s candidate, Gifty Twum-Ampofo polled 10,033 votes to beat her two contenders namely Isaac Kwarteng of the United Front Party (UFP) and Samuel Frimpong of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP).
The by-election which was due to the murder of Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu at his Accra residence on February 9 saw major political parties including the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Convention People’s Party (CPP), the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and the People’s National Convention (PNC) withdraw their candidates from contesting as they meant to commiserate with relatives of the deceased member of parliament (MP).
The by-election which was characterized by a poor turnout saw Madam Twum-Ampofo’s votes represented 89.6 per cent of the total valid votes cast. With 901 votes representing 8.05 per cent, Mr Kwarteng of the UFP placed second while Mr Frimpong came third with 263 votes representing 2.35 per cent.