According to Joseph Yamin, National Organizer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the party is prepared with a candidate for the Kumawu seat and nothing is preventing them from winning.
In an interview Kojo Bimpong Marfo of the Abusua Nkomo show in Kumasi monitored by Ghanatodayonline.com, Mr. Yamin claimed that their candidate was running unopposed and was already in a strong position to win the election.
“The NDC as a party will not disqualify anyone, just as it is occurring in the NPP where they are unsure of what to do. They are now considering rejecting individuals, etc., but at least we haven’t sent a government worker who won’t have to provide legal justification for his eligibility to contest or something like. According to information I have, the most lauded Dr. Dacosta (civil servant) cannot win the primary elections, much less the general elections. He should resign when the government changes in 2025 instead of considering doing so; he must resign since he is a politician, the Yamin cautioned.
He said, “We have only one candidate, he has met all qualifications, he is an unchallenged candidate, and we have already started working on the ground.”
“Kojo, the margin and the numbers are meaningless; we will win Kumawu. There are several constituencies where the numbers don’t favor the NDC, such as the Asankragua seat, which received more than 7,000 votes, but we inflated it up to over 17,000 votes. We must play our game effectively while maintaining the public’s confidence in us, he insisted.
Parliament alerted the Electoral Commission (EC) of the necessity to hold a by-election in the Kumawu Constituency following the death of Philip Basoah, the NPP MP for the area, before suspending sine die for the Easter vacations. The by-election will take place on May 23, 2020, according to the EC.
The late Philip Bosoah, a Kumawu MP who served in the Fourth Republic’s Seventh Parliament, was 53 years old.