Lawyer Kwabena Boateng, representing the New Patriotic Party (NPP), emerged victorious in the Ejisu by-election, securing 27,782 votes, which accounts for 55.8% of the total votes cast.

His closest rival, Independent Candidate Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, garnered 21,534 votes, representing 43.3% of the total votes. Other candidates, including Beatrice Boakye of the Liberal Party and Esther Osei of the Convention People’s Party, received minimal votes.

The by-election was held following the passing of Dr. John Ampontuah Kumah, who served as both Member of Parliament and Deputy Finance Minister.

The contest saw intense competition, notably from Kwabena Aduomi, a former three-time NPP Member of Parliament for the constituency, who ran as an Independent Candidate.

Allegations of vote buying were made against Kwabena Boateng’s campaign, prompting the Electoral Commission to dismiss two temporary staff members after a viral video allegedly showed them receiving a bribe during the Ejisu by-election.