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Some aspirants have made a U-turn on contesting for Ejisu seat – Wontumi

The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, also known as Chairman Wontumi has confirmed that some individuals who initially expressed interest in contesting the upcoming parliamentary primaries in Ejisu have withdrawn their candidacies.

This decision follows a meeting with party leadership in the region, where it was decided to reduce the number of aspirants.

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The parliamentary seat became vacant following the passing of the Member of Parliament, John Kumah, prompting many party members to show interest in filling the position.

However, the internal mechanism established by the party to streamline the number of aspirants has led to several withdrawals.

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Among those who have withdrawn their candidacies are former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, who was initially seen as the frontrunner in the race.

Additionally, Abena Pokuaa Boaitey, known as ‘Ejisu Bronii,’ is making her fifth attempt, while Portia Acheampong Abronye, the wife of the Bono Regional NPP Chairman, has also declared her intention to run.

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Others include the current Presiding Member of the Ejisu Municipal Assembly, Helena Mensah, former Presiding Member Michael Owusu, and current Constituency Chairman Kofi Agyapong, who is expected to compete with the 2nd Vice Chairman, Kwabena Boateng.

Furthermore, Dr. Evans Duah, a lecturer at the Akenten Appiah Menkah University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), has also expressed interest in the parliamentary seat.

The NPP’s candidate will likely face competition from three-time MP, Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, who is reportedly planning a comeback but not on the NPP ticket. On the other hand, the NDC has already selected Jerryne Asante as its candidate, although it is uncertain if the party will contest the by-election. The NPP has held the Ejisu seat since 1996.

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