The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has expressed its optimism of securing over 90 percent of the votes in the upcoming by-election in Kumawu constituency.
The party’s Director of Communications, Richard Ahiagbah, told Citi FM’s Eyewitness News that the NPP’s track record of development in the area will give it an edge over its rivals, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and other parties vying for the seat vacated by the late Philip Basoah who died in March after a short illness.
“We are very confident that if the election is held on Tuesday, the NPP will get more than 90 percent of the total votes,” Mr Ahiagbah said to Nii Larte Lartey on Eyewitness News.
He also refuted claims that the ongoing road construction projects in the constituency are meant to influence voters.
He explained that the government had already initiated the projects before the demise of the Kumawu MP in March.
“These projects were already planned and everything was supposed to start in March, but there were some issues with selecting contractors and other related matters and eventually, a contractor was chosen and so it was a matter of timing and the unfortunate incident of our brother, Basoah happened just before this whole thing started.”
The NPP selected Ernest Yaw Anim as its candidate for the by-election slated for May 23, 2023.