Kwabena Boateng of the ruling NPP has emerged the winner in the Ejisu by-election, replacing the late John Kumah.

Boateng secured 55.8% of the votes, defeating former MP Aduomi, who garnered 43.3%.

The race was intense, featuring allegations of vote buying, leading to the removal of two Electoral Commission staff members captured in a viral bribery video.

Meanwhile, Beatrice Boakye of the Liberal Party had 140 votes representing  0.3% Esther Osei of the Convention People’s Party received 0.2 percent.

Independent Candidates Joseph Agyemang and Atakora Joseph had 222 representing 0.2% and 23 representing 0.0% respectively.

The by-election followed the passing of Member of Parliament and Deputy Finance Minister, Dr. John Ampontuah Kumah, on March 7, 2024.

The race was fiercely contested, notably between Kwabena Aduomi, a former three-time NPP Member of Parliament for the constituency, who contested as an Independent Candidate.

Allegations of vote buying surfaced against Kwabena Boateng’s campaign.In response to allegations of bribery, the Electoral Commission removed two temporary staff members.

A viral video captured these individuals allegedly receiving a bribe during the Ejisu by-election.

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