Ejisu by-election: Aduomi’s vote rigging allegations baseless, ignore him – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has vehemently dismissed claims that the New Patriotic Party intends to manipulate the upcoming Ejisu by-election.

Addressing voters, the President urged them to reject such allegations by the Independent Parliamentary Candidate, Kwabena Owusu Aduomi.

He emphasised that the NPP did not manipulate previous elections to secure Mr Aduomi’s two-term tenure as Member of Parliament for the Ejisu Constituency on the party’s ticket.

The President said he was utterly shocked by Mr Adoumi’s decision to contest in the upcoming by-election as an Independent Candidate describing the move as murky.

“In 2008, when he defeated the incumbent MP, who was even a Cabinet Minister, did the NPP rig the elections for him? So why does he now allege that we will rig the elections just because he has been defeated by someone else? Is this fair?” he asked.

“We oppose any independent candidate whose background is unknown to us. We’re uncertain if influential figures are influencing their decisions. We refuse to accept this. It’s not something we’ll tolerate.”

The President also asked residents of Ejisu to reject claims by Mr Aduomi that he spearheaded road infrastructure projects in the area emphasising that the President was in charge of all road projects across the country.

President Akufo-Addo speaking during the NPP’s final rally at Ejisu ahead of the by-election on Tuesday appealed to the electorates to vote for the party’s candidate, Kwabena Boateng to enable the NPP to maintain the majority in Parliament.

“We require a parliamentary majority. You’ve witnessed the challenges we face due to our current numbers in Parliament. Therefore, even if it’s just by one vote, we must secure a majority to fulfil our mandate. And that decisive vote rests with Kwabena Boateng,” he said.

NPP flagbearer Dr Mahamudu Bawumia added that a vote for Kwabena Owusu Aduomi is a vote for the National Democratic Congress as he alleged that his candidacy is being sponsored by the NDC.

Source: Hafiz Tijani

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