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NDC withdraws from Ejisu by-election

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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has decided not to participate in the upcoming by-election in the Ejisu Constituency, scheduled for 30 April 2024.

This decision comes after the Member of Parliament for the area, John Ampontuah Kumah of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), passed away on 7 March 2024, following a brief illness.

The NPP is currently preparing to select a new candidate for the by-election which will be supervised by the Electoral Commission (EC).

Mr. Isham Alhassan, the Ashanti regional Organiser of the NDC, explained that the party has opted out of the race citing concerns about the wastage of resources.

He emphasized that the party is focusing more on the general elections scheduled for December.

“I am speaking on authority that the NDC will not contest this by-election. We don’t want to benefit from [John Kumah’s] death. Looking at the time frame if the Electoral Commission does not conduct the election before May, any political party who contests this election is just causing financial loss to the party,” Alhassan remarked.

“We are winning the election for His Excellency John Mahama so any preparation that we have is geared towards the December election and that is our focus”, he added.

Reporting By Jonathan Ofori, Ashanti Region

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