By-election: Kumawu elects NPP’s Ernest Yaw Anim as new MP
Constituents of Kumawu have elected New Patriotic Party’s candidate, Ernest Yaw Anim as their next member of Parliament at the end of today’s polls.
Mr Anim polled 15,364 beating NDC’s Kwasi Amankwaa who polled 3723.
An independent candidate Kwaku Duah who was tipped to cause an upset performed below expectation garnering 2478 votes.
Another independent candidate also known as Kwaku Duah managed a paltry 62 votes.
The poll was largely peaceful, amidst a heavy police presence, with the NPP and NDC deploying high-level officials as polling officials.
The by-election was necessitated by the death of the sitting MP. Phillip Basoah, who was buried on Saturday, 20 May 2023.