NDC Withdraws From Ejisu By-Election

Fifi Kwetey


The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has announced its withdrawal from the upcoming Ejisu by-election, scheduled for April 30.

This by-election comes in the wake of the untimely passing of the Member of Parliament for the constituency, John Ampontuah Kumah.

The General Secretary of the NDC, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, confirmed the party’s decision, stating that they are now focusing their efforts on preparing for the main parliamentary elections in December. Kwetey emphasized the NDC’s commitment to the groundwork necessary for a successful campaign in all constituencies, including Ejisu.

Kwabena Boateng, the second Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the constituency, was elected as their candidate for the by-election.

The NPP’s selection of Boateng took place during a delegate meeting held last Saturday, April 13.

However pundits are of the opinion that the should have used the by-election to test its preparedness for the main election instead of running away.

During a media interaction, Mr. Kwetey reiterated the NDC’s decision to abstain from the by-election.

He emphasized the party’s confidence in the processes they have initiated for the December polls and their desire to fully implement these strategies.

“NDC will officially not be taking part in the Ejisu by-election. We have already set into motion processes leading to December 7, just a few months away. We want to continue those processes and ensure that come December 7, we are prepared to compete in all the constituencies, and Ejisu will be one of them,” explained Kwetey.

He further added, “So for this particular by-election, NDC will not be part of it. We are very confident about the processes we have in place. We just want to make sure we have the time to implement them fully. And between now and December 7, we will be in the position to make sure we are deploying everything that we have done so that really will be the way we want to go.”

By Vincent Kubi