An executive of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Nurudeen Hamidan, has issued a warning to all party agents involved in the ongoing by-election in the Kumawu constituency. Hamidan instructed the agents not to sign any pink sheets until the voting process concludes. The decision came after the NDC raised concerns over the discovery of signed pink sheets, despite voting still being underway. Hamidan, who is also the former Chief Executive of Asokore Mampong, emphasized the need for the Electoral Commission to ensure that no signed pink sheets are used in the election.
According to reports, the already signed pink sheets have been altered by Electoral Commission officials, and some NDC agents at certain polling stations have been replaced by the party. Hamidan stressed that the NDC will take every necessary measure to prevent any potential rigging in favor of the ruling New Patriotic Party. The Electoral Commission is currently conducting the by-election in the Kumawu constituency following the unfortunate passing of Philip Basoah earlier this year.
Both the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), the two main political parties, have been making efforts to secure the parliamentary seat in this by-election. The Electoral Commission has reassured the public that all required materials are ready for the smooth operation of the by-election. The parliamentary candidates include Akwasi Amankwaa, popularly known as ‘Tom Cee,’ representing the NDC, Ernest Yaw Anim from the NPP, and two independent candidates named Kwaku Duah.
With the concerns raised by the NDC regarding signed pink sheets, it is crucial for the Electoral Commission to address the issue promptly and transparently. Preserving the integrity of the electoral process is of utmost importance to maintain public trust and confidence in the outcome of the by-election. All parties involved should cooperate to ensure a fair and free election, allowing the constituents of Kumawu to exercise their democratic right and choose their representative in a manner that upholds the principles of democracy and fairness.