“My victory is proof that unity can change anything. The unity I brought has translated into the results we saw today. The number of votes that I got is so significant. This was a landslide victory – over 71 per cent of the votes cast” this were the statement from Ernest Yaw Anim.
The newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumawu claims that the New Patriotic Party(NPP) is in a strong position to secure a record-breaking third consecutive term in office as a result of the party’s overwhelming victory in the by-elections.
After the by-election results were announced, Ernest Yaw Anim told the media that his victory demonstrated the NPP’s capacity for success when working together.
He continued by saying that his triumph was also evidence of the achievements of the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo administration.
“I also said earlier that the success of the NPP government and the good works it continues to do for the people of Ghana will make us win this election. I knew that the NPP was heading for a big victory.
“Every Ghanaian has accepted that NPP is the only party that can lead the country to the promised land; NPP is the only party that fulfils its promises. We said we would fix the roads in Kumawu, and today it is evident to everybody,” he stated in an interview with the media after the victory.
“this triumph also shows that the ‘breaking the eight’ agenda is feasible. This sums up the NPP’s readiness to break the eight, he stated.
71% (15,264 votes) of the total votes cast went to Ernest Yaw Anim, who was able to keep the seat for the ruling party.
Akwasi Amakwaa, a candidate for the National Democratic Congress, finished in a distant second place with only 17% (3,783) of the vote.
The Kumawu seat was declared vacant after Philip Basoah, the constituency’s member of parliament, passed away, and a by-election was held to fill the vacancy.