EC Readies For Kumawu By-Election | Politics



The Electoral Fee (EC) has assured all stakeholders within the upcoming Kumawu by-election within the Ashanti Area that the electoral administration physique is sufficiently ready to conduct the elections as mandated.

In an interview with the Ashanti Regional Director of the EC, Benjamin Bano- Bioh final Wednesday (Could 17), he confused that the EC had made accessible all of the supplies wanted for the election, except for some poll papers which had been presently being printed and needs to be prepared by at the moment (Friday, Could 19, 2023).

Coaching of trainees

Mr Bano-Bioh stated for the previous two days, the EC had engaged some returning officers in a workshop to organize them forward of the election.

He stated beneficiaries of the two-day coaching programme would additionally prepare some key gamers together with Presiding Officers, Identify Reference Checklist Officers and Poll Issuers.

“We’re well-resourced and ready for this election. All the things is so as,” he stated, including that the EC was poised to conduct a free and honest election, in guaranteeing that the want of the individuals was realised,” he stated.

In keeping with Mr Bano-Bioh, all that political events and candidates wanted to do was to make sure that their representatives at each the voting and the collation centres had been educated sufficient to understand proceedings and the end result of the election.


“As for the police we’re at all times in contact with them. We’ve despatched them the checklist of all 75 polling stations and their places. We’ve additionally indicated areas that we expect are hotspots,” Bano-Bioh said.

Discover of Polls

In the meantime, the Discover of Ballot revealed by the Electoral Fee forward of the Could 23 train indicated that there have been 4 candidates who had been contesting the by-election.

The New Patriotic Occasion (NPP) candidate, Ernest Yaw Anim, is the primary on the poll paper; the Nationwide Democratic Congress candidate, Kwasi Amankwa, takes the second spot whereas the third and fourth positions are for 2 unbiased candidates who bear the identical identify.


Parliament, earlier than adjourning sine die for the Easter holidays, notified the EC of the necessity to conduct a by-election within the Kumawu Constituency following the loss of life of Philip Basoah, the NPP MP for the realm.

Mr Basoah, 53, was a Member of the Seventh and Eighth Parliaments of the Fourth Republic.

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