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A Stand Against Party Irregularities; Former Ejisu NPP MP Goes Independent In Upcoming By-elections

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The former New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Ejisu, Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, has decided to contest the upcoming by-election as an independent candidate.

His decision stems from what he perceives as the reluctance of the National Leadership of the NPP to address crucial concerns regarding the existing delegates album, which he believes undermines party integrity and fairness.

In a statement issued by his campaign aide, Nana Osei Bonsu, on Friday, April 12, 2024, it was revealed that Mr Owusu Aduomi’s decision was largely influenced by the irregularities observed during the Ejisu polling station executive elections.

These irregularities, including the alleged arbitrary selection of individuals by the late MP of Ejisu, John Kumah, and the Regional Executives of the NPP, were deemed unacceptable in a democratic society.

“The genesis of this decision traces back to the tumultuous Ejisu polling station executive elections, marred by irregularities that would have been deemed unacceptable in any democratic society.

“Rather than adhering to the democratic process, the late MP of Ejisu, with the assistance of the Regional Executives of the NPP, arbitrarily handpicked individuals to fill key positions—a blatant disregard for the party’s constitution and its fundamental principles.

“Such actions have rightfully stirred vehement protests from conscientious party members and stakeholders across the nation. The issue has even found its way into the courts for adjudication, underscoring the gravity of the situation and the need for redress.

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“Hon. Owusu-Aduomi’s decision to contest the by-election as an independent candidate underscores his unwavering commitment to upholding democratic values and ensuring transparency and accountability within the party. By refusing to participate in an ostensibly flawed process, he sends a clear message that integrity and fairness must prevail, even at the expense of personal political aspirations.”

Read the full statement below

Hon.  Owusu-Aduomi to Contest Ejisu By-Elections as Independent Candidate: A Stand Against Party Irregularities
In a bold move that highlights the importance of upholding democratic principles within political parties, Hon. Ing Kwabena Owusu Aduomi has announced his decision to contest the Ejisu by-elections as an independent candidate. This decision stems from the reluctance of the National Leadership of the NPP to address crucial concerns regarding the existing delegates album, a matter that strikes at the heart of party integrity and fairness.
The genesis of this decision traces back to the tumultuous Ejisu polling station executive elections, marred by irregularities that would have been deemed unacceptable in any democratic society. Rather than adhering to the democratic process, the late MP of Ejisu, with the assistance of the Regional Executives of the NPP, arbitrarily handpicked individuals to fill key positions—a blatant disregard for the party’s constitution and its fundamental principles.
Such actions have rightfully stirred vehement protests from conscientious party members and stakeholders across the nation. The issue has even found its way into the courts for adjudication, underscoring the gravity of the situation and the need for redress.
Hon. Owusu-Aduomi’s decision to contest the by-election as an independent candidate underscores his unwavering commitment to upholding democratic values and ensuring transparency and accountability within the party. By refusing to participate in an ostensibly flawed process, he sends a clear message that integrity and fairness must prevail, even at the expense of personal political aspirations.
This courageous stance serves as a beacon of hope for all those who cherish democracy and seek to safeguard the principles upon which our political institutions are built. It is a reminder that no individual or party is above the law, and that the will of the people must always be respected and upheld.
As the Ejisu by-elections loom on the horizon, Hon. Owusu-Aduomi’s candidacy stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of democracy and the enduring quest for justice and accountability within our political landscape. It is a call to action for all citizens to stand up and demand the transparency and fairness that are the bedrock of a healthy and vibrant democracy.
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Nana Osei Bonsu
Campaign Aide
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The Electoral Commission(EC) has set the by-election in the Ejisu constituency of the Ashanti region to April 30, 2024.

The by-election follows the death of sitting MP and Deputy Finance Minister, Dr. John Ampontuah Kumah on March 7, 2024.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it is yet to decide whether to participate in the by-election.

However, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has set its primary for April 13, 2024, to elect a candidate among nine aspirants.

They include former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kwesi Nyantakyi is in the race with four-time aspirant, Abena Pokuaa Boaitey, popularly known as ‘Ejisu Bronii’ and Portia Acheampong Abronye, the wife of NPP Bono Regional Chairman Kwame Baffoe ‘Abronye’.

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Others include the Presiding Member(PM) of the Ejisu Municipal Assembly, Helena Mensah, Kingsley Karikari Mensah, constituency second Vice Chairman, Kwabena Boateng, a lecturer at the Akenten Appiah Menkah University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), Dr Evans Duah, former Assembly member for Essienimpong Electoral Area, Aaron Prince Duah and Maame Yaa Aboagyewaa.

1081 delegates are expected to cast their ballot in the election. In all, the elections and its associated campaigns have been peaceful with candidates presenting their abilities to the constituents.

 

 

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