Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Ghana: Voting underway in Amenfi West by-election

Voting is currently ongoing in the Amenfi West’s by-election in the Western Region as voters elect a new Member of Parliament (MP) replace Mr John Gyetuah after his demise.

Reports say the atmosphere is very calm with polling starting at 7:00 am. 148 police officers have been tasked to man the 102 polling stations in the constituency.

Four political parties are participating in the by-election to replace the late National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP. They include National Democratic Congress (NDC), the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and the United Freedom Party (UFP).

The four candidates are Mr Eric Afful, a 41-year-old Economist, representing the NDC, Mr Abraham Kwadwo Buadee, a 41-year-old accountant, for the PPP; Mr Paul Derkyi, 43, a lawyer for the NPP and Mr Elvis Adjei, a 30-year-old Loan Administrator for the UFP.

Experts tips the ruling NDC to retain the seat since they have lost the seat once since multi-party democracy was restored in 1992 in Ghana.


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