Registered voters across the Abuakwa North constituency are expected to cast their votes today to choose whom the Constituency’s seat would be handed over to.
The long awaited Abuakwa North by-election is finally set to take place today March 29. Registered voters across the Abuakwa North constituency are expected to cast their votes today to choose whom the Constituency’s seat would be handed over to. The by-election for the constituency follows the sad death of late JB Danquah of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who was the constituency’s Member of Parliament (MP).
According to reports, over 40,000 registered voters are expected to cast their election votes in 69 polling stations in the Abuakwa North by-election today. The by-election is between three candidates; Gifty Twum Ampofo of the NPP, Samuel Frimpong of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), and Isaac Kwarteng of the United People’s Party.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary nominee for the Abuakwa North constituency, Anthony Osei Gyimah, was not a registered voter in the constituency. The party had however, pulled out of the by-election in honour of the late MP. However, they have a registered candidate for the November general elections.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has assured that all materials and logistics needed for the smooth running of the election are ready. Registered voters have been urged to participate massively in the bye-election, and cast their votes.
The NPP had organized a campaign rally in the Abuakwa North Constituency where they urged residents of the constituency to come out in their numbers and vote for the party’s Gifty Twum Ampofo. Gifty has also urged voters not to leave anything to chance because it is believed the constituency is a stronghold for the NPP, as the seat has largely been an NPP seat since the constituency’s creation in 2004.
The winner of the Abuakwa North by-election would legally occupy the constituency’s seat for about 8-months since the tenure of the current Parliament will expire after the presidential and parliamentary elections in November this year. However, this is not a major election, it is only to fill in the vacant seat till November when a general election would take place.