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NPP’s Ernest Anim wins Kumawu by-election

By Vincent Ashitey
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The New Patriotic Party(NPP) Parliamentary Candidate, Ernest Yaw Anim has been elected the new Member of Parliament for Kumawu in the by-election held on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

He polled 15,264 votes against his closest contender the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) Akwasi Amankwah who garnered  3,723 votes.

The two independent candidates, Kwaku Duah with a bird as his symbol had 2,478  votes while the other Kwaku Duah with a hoe as his symbol had 62 votes.

The by-election was necessitated by the death of the sitting MP. Phillip Basoah, who was buried on Saturday, May 20, 2023.

Below is the full certified results

Ernest Yaw Anim (NPP) – 15,264 (70.91%)

Kwasi Amankwah (NDC) – 3,723 (17.29%)

Kwaku Duah 1 (Ind) – 2,478 (11.51%)

Kwaku Duah 2 (Ind) – 62 (0.29%)

Total valid votes – 21,527

Rejected – 204

Total votes cast – 21,731

Registered voters – 34,790

Turnout – 62.46%