Voting underway in Buem Constituency

Electorates in the Buem Constituency have lined up to vote for a new Member of Parliament to replace the late Henry Ford Kamel.The second by-election after the 2012 General Elections was instanced by the death of Ford Kamel on December 25, 2012.

Five candidates are vying to win the seat.

Daniel Kwasi Ashiamah, 43, is running on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), whose candidate has won the seat since 1992.

The marketer has promised to continue the vision of the former MP.

“We are looking at continuity,” he told our correspondent Komla Klutse.

Asked whether he will be beneficiary of sympathy votes, Mr Ashiamah said: “That is natural because losing a gem who was also a regional minister should attract some votes for you.”

Mr Ashiamah’s major contender is Progressive People’s Party’s Ellis Akoto-Ade, a retired educationist.

“My topmost priority is education,” he told Komla Klutse.

According to him, standard of education in the constituency has fallen and it will be an area he would channel much effort into if he wins the seat.

The other contestants are People’s National Convention’s Adams Darko-Boateng, 29, Convention People’s Party’s Nelson Bediako Asafo, 46, and National Vision Party’s Alhaji Muniru, 38.

In all, there are 37, 197 registered voters in the Constituency with 84 polling stations.

There is no candidate from New Patriotic Party, Ghana’s largest opposition party, as a result of the court challenge of the 2012 Election results.


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