As the Kumawu constituency votes for a new MP today, both the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have sent their top officers and MPs to serve as polling agents.
The NPP has assigned all its 47 MMDCEs in the Ashanti Region, as well as several MPs and Deputy Ministers, to oversee the voting process and ensure a smooth victory for the party.
The NDC has also deployed its senior party officers and MPs, including Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa of North Tongu, to keep an eye on the polls and challenge any irregularities.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Asante Akyem Central, Robert Kwakye, who is a polling agent for the NPP, told Adom News’ Nana Boakye Yiadom that the party is confident of retaining the Kumawu seat, which has been its stronghold for a long time.
He said the NPP and Kumawu are inseparable, and that no other party has ever succeeded in winning the constituency.
The Kumawu parliamentary seat is being contested by four candidates: Ernest Yaw Anim of the NPP, Kwasi Amankwaa of the NDC, and two independent candidates named Kwaku Dua.
According to the 2020 electoral register, there are 34,800 registered voters in the constituency.