Thursday, 30 May

Ejisu by-election: Former MP goes independent

Ing Kwabena Owusu Aduomi

 In a bold move that underscores the importance of upholding democratic principles within political parties, Ing Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, former Member of Parliament for Ejisu in the Ashanti Region has announced his decision to contest the Ejisu by-elections as an independent candidate. 

This decision comes amidst concerns raised over the integrity of the electoral process within the governing New Patriotic Party.

The genesis of Mr. Owusu-Aduomi's decision traces back to the tumultuous Ejisu polling station executive elections, which were marred by irregularities that would be unacceptable in any democratic society. 

‘’It was alleged that the late MP of Ejisu, with the assistance of the Regional Executives of the NPP, handpicked individuals to fill key positions, bypassing the party's Constitution and democratic principles.

Nana Osei Bonsu, Campaign Aide to the former MP made the announcement in a statement dated Friday, April 12, 2024’

According to the statement, these actions sparked protests from conscientious party members and stakeholders nationwide and have even led to legal action, highlighting the gravity of the situation and the need for redress.

Mr. Owusu-Aduomi's decision to contest the by-election as an independent candidate underscores his commitment to upholding democratic values and ensuring transparency and accountability within the party. 

By refusing to participate in what he views as a flawed process, he sends a clear message that integrity and fairness must prevail, even at the expense of personal political aspirations.

This courageous stance serves as a beacon of hope for all those who cherish democracy, emphasizing that no individual or party is above the law and that the will of the people must always be respected.

‘’As the Ejisu by-elections approach, Mr. Owusu-Aduomi's candidacy stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of democracy and the quest for justice and accountability within the political landscape. 

It calls on all citizens to demand the transparency and fairness that are essential for a healthy and vibrant democracy.

Source: Mensah