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NewsKwabena Boateng sworn-in as Ejisu MP as Parliament reconvenes

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Kwabena Boateng sworn-in as Ejisu MP as Parliament reconvenes

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Today marked the swearing-in ceremony of Kwabena Boateng, the newly elected Member of Parliament for the Ejisu constituency.

The solemn oath-taking event took place in Parliament and was presided over by the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin.

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The emergency sitting of the house, facilitated by the Majority, allowed for Mr. Boateng’s official induction into office.

Mr. Boateng’s ascension to the parliamentary seat follows a by-election conducted by the Electoral Commission after the untimely passing of the former MP for the region, John Kumah, on March 7.

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In the by-election held on Tuesday, April 30, Mr. Boateng emerged victorious with a commanding lead, securing 27,782 votes, which accounted for 55.79% of the total ballots cast.

His closest competitor, Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, a former MP for the area running as an independent candidate, trailed behind with 21,536 votes, representing 43.24% of the vote share.

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The by-election saw a total turnout of 49.1%, with other candidates receiving varying levels of support. Esther Osei of the CPP garnered 89 votes (0.2%), Beatrice Boakye of the LPG secured 149 votes (0.3%), Gabriel Agyemang Joseph, an independent candidate, amassed 222 votes (0.4%), while Attakorah Joseph, also an independent candidate, received 23 votes (0.05%).

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