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NPP praises IGP Dampare, police for peaceful elections

IGP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare IGP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has commended the Ghana Police Service and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, for ensuring a peaceful parliamentary by-election in Ejisu on April 30.

The NPP, in a statement issued on May 2, 2024, commended the police for successfully supervising the security arrangements for the by-elections.

According to the party, the Ghana Police Service personnel who supervised the elections exhibited high standards of professionalism and commitment in the performance of their duties.

“We congratulate the Inspector General of Police and the Ghana Police Service for their tremendous commitment, professionalism and efforts during and after the elections,” reads part of the statement signed by the party’s secretary general, Justin Koduah Frimpong.

About the Ejisu by-election:

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate in the Ejisu by-election, Kwabena Boateng, has been declared an elected Member of Parliament.

The results from the 204 polling stations showed that lawyer Kwabena Boateng received 27,782 votes of the total valid votes cast, representing 55.8%.

In g. Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, the independent parliamentary candidate, obtained 21,543 votes (43.3%).

The other candidates in the by-election (Esther Osei of the CPP, Beatrice Boakye of the LPG and independents Gabriel Agyemang Joseph and Attakorah Joseph) collectively accounted for less than 1% of the vote.

The result means the PNP has retained the seat it held after winning it through the late John Kumah in 2020.

The by-election was triggered by Kumah’s death in March 2024, in which the main opposition party, NDC, abstained.

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