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NPP prevents constituency chairman from contesting vacant Ejisu seat


The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has barred Mr. Kofi Ampofo Agyapong, the Ejisu Constituency Chairman in the Ashanti region, from participating in the parliamentary primaries in Ejisu.

Nominations for the primaries opened on Tuesday, 2 April 2024, following the death of the area’s MP, John Kumah, allowing interested members to pick forms.

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Despite his interest in contesting, the Chairman was dissuaded by Former Majority Leader and MP for Suame, Osei Kyei-Mensa-Bonsu, as well as the Party’s General Secretary.

Speaking to the media at the opening of nominations at the Ejisu Constituency Office, Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako, the Ashanti regional Chairman of the party, confirmed the intervention, citing potential negative impact on the party if the Chairman were to contest.

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Deputy Finance Minister and Member of Parliament for Ejisu, John Kumah, passed away following a brief illness, sources close to the family have confirmed to Citi News.

The 45-year-old MP is survived by his wife and six children.

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Known as Lawyer John Kumah, he was revered by his constituents in Ejisu, Ashanti Region, for his integrity, dedication to job creation, and ability to instill hope for the future in people of all ages.

His passing leaves the Ejisu seat vacant, prompting consideration from NPP stalwarts to vie for the position.

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