Away! Away! – Wontumi booed during Ejisu by-election campaign, voters chant Aduomi’s name

The Ashanti Regional chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, alias Wontumi, was booed in the Ejisu Constituency during campaigns for a by-election.

The death of NPP Member of Parliament (MP), John Kumah in early March triggered the April 30 vote which the party is widely expected to win.

During a campaign stop in Bonwire, Wontumi suffered boos and jeers from a section of the public when he attempted to deliver an address accompanied by some party supporters.

A group of young men in front of a shop would not allow Wontumi to address them as they booed at him with chants of ‘away! away!’ They are later heard chanting the name of a former MP who is contesting as an independent aspirant.

The said aspirant, Kwabena Owusu Aduomi is one of three independent candidates seeking to replace the late MP. Aduomi lost his reelection bid to Kumah in the 2020 primaries and has vowed to reclaim the seat as an independent candidate.

The NPP’s candidate is lawyer Kwabena Boateng, who along with Esther Osei (CPP) and Beatrice Boakye (LPG) complete the six slots on the ballot paper.

The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have opted out of the vote stating that it wanted to concentrate its energies on winning the 2024 general elections.

The full list of candidates for the Ejisu by-election is as follows:

Esther Osei (CPP)

Lawyer Kwabena Boateng (NPP)

Beatrice Boakye (LPG)

Kwabena Owusu Aduomi (Independent)

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Gabriel Agyemang Joseph (Independent)

Attakorah Joseph (Independent)

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