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NDC officially withdraws from Ejisu by-election

By Vincent Ashitey
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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has officially announced that they will not participate in the upcoming by-election in the Ejisu constituency, scheduled for April 30, 2024.

The parliamentary seat became vacant after the passing of John Ampontuah Kumah on March 7, 2024, following a brief illness.

According to the General Secretary of the NDC, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, the party is instead focusing on preparing for the main parliamentary elections in December.

“NDC will officially not be taking part in the Ejisu by-election. We have already set into motion processes leading to December 7, just a few months away. We want to continue those processes and ensure that come December 7, we are prepared to combat in all the constituencies and Ejisu will be one of them. So for this particular by-election, NDC will not be part of it. We are very confident about the processes we have in place. We just want to make sure we have the time to implement them fully. And between now and December 7, we will be in the position to make sure we are deploying everything that we have done so that really will be the way we want to go.”

Meanwhile, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) over the weekend elected Kwabena Boateng, the second Vice Chairman for the party in the Ejisu constituency as their candidate for the by-election.