Ejisu By-Election: Chairman Wontumi Hooted At During Campaign For NPP

Ejisu By-Election: Chairman Wontumi Hooted At During Campaign For NPP

  • Chairman Wontumi was booed in the Ejisu Constituency during a campaign ahead of the by-election
  • Some of the booing persons pledged support to independent candidate Kwabena Owusu Aduomi
  • Aduomi previously served as the Member of Parliament of the area on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party

During a campaign, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, aka Chairman Wontumi, was booed in the Ejisu Constituency.

During a campaign stop in Bonwire, Wontumi suffered boos and jeers from a section of the public when he attempted to deliver an address.

Chairman Wontumi hooted at during campaign ahead of Ejisu by-election
The people hooting at Chairman Wontumi (R). Source: @aristotledada
Source: Twitter

A video showed some young men in front of a shop who would not allow Wontumi to address them.

They chanted "away" and were later heard backing Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, one of the three candidates contesting the poll.

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Aduomi is a former New Patriotic Party member and MP of the area who lost his reelection bid ahead of the 2020 polls.

The NPP's candidate is Kwabena Boateng, who, along with Esther Osei of the CPP and Beatrice Boakye of the LPG, are the only persons representing political parties on the ballot.

The upcoming parliamentary by-election has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

The National Democratic Congress announced that it would not partake in the by-election. The opposition party cited financial concerns for abstaining from the polls.

The death of Ejisu MP John Kumah has necessitated the by-election. Kumah, who was also a deputy finance minister, died on March 7, 2024.

Chairman Wontumi wanted NPP to run unopposed

Chairman Wontumi said earlier that he wanted his party to contest the Ejisu by-election unopposed. Wontumi said this would honour the late MP of the area.

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He further urged the constituency to unite to ensure the seat remains for the NPP if the NDC contested.

Wontumi stressed that regardless of whether others contested, the NPP was still confident of victory in the by-election.

Kwesi Nyantakyi loses NPP primary

YEN.com.gh reported that former GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi lost the NPP's parliamentary primary in Ejisu.

Nyantakyi polled 35 votes, while the winner, Kwabena Boateng, garnered 394.

He was reportedly hospitalised amidst the NPP parliamentary primary in the Ejisu Constituency.

The former GFA boss, who received treatment for stomach pain at the Legacy Hospital in Asokore Mampong in the Ashanti Region, appeared at the election grounds looking frail.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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