Stephen Ntim

The National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Stephen Ntim, says he will do all he can to reconcile Independent Candidate, Kwabena Owusu Aduomi with the party.

Mr. Aduomi, a former three-time NPP Member of Parliament for the constituency, chose to run as an Independent Candidate in the Ejisu by-election.

According to him, his decision was based on the NPP’s failure to address critical concerns about the existing delegates’ list, which he believes compromises the integrity and fairness of the party.

Some NPP members accused him of betrayal and suggested he had defected to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

However, Mr. Aduomi refuted these claims, emphasizing that he still holds the support of the NPP and the NDC also as backers.

Speaking to the media after the by-election which saw the NPP’s candidate, Kwabena Boateng winning, Mr. Ayesu Ntim expressed worry about the two candidates from the same party competing against each other.

The party’s candidate Kwabena Boateng polled 27,782 representing 55.79%.

His closest contender Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, a former Member of Parliament for the area who ran as an independent candidate, secured 21,536 votes representing 43.24%.

Esther Osei of the CPP received 89 votes making 0.2%, Beatrice Boakye of the LPG polled 149 votes securing 0.3%, Gabriel Agyemang Joseph, an independent candidate had 222 votes making 0.4% while Attakorah Joseph, also an independent candidate, received 23 votes making 0.05% votes.

Source: Ghana/ Bediako