The Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency parliamentary by-election will come off today [Thursday] to replace the late New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for the area, Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko.
This by-election, which is in accordance with Article 112 (5) of the Constitution, is being contested by candidates from four political parties;the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
A look at the four candidates
Mr Clement Boadi who is the candidate for the LPG in an interview with the Daily Graphic said: “winning is something that we are not compromising on, that is why we have put in everything and left nothing to chance.”
The NDC candidate, Delali Kwasi Brempong, posits that he does not believe the NPP’s candidate will ever pose a threat to his chances of claiming the seat.
He said his confidence was based on the fact that he had already bagged in excess of 20,000 votes in the 2016 election and that his main contender, the NPP candidate, had nothing to show for it except a fresh, unknown face with accompanied challenges.
For his part, the PPP candidate, Mr William Dowokpor, said he had observed that the wind of change was not blowing in favour of the NPP as it did in 2016.
Rather, it is against the NPP and the NDC, contending that in 2016, the wind of change was strongly against the NDC because people just wanted them out of power.
He was emphatic that with the support of the remaining Nkrumaist parties, he was confident of emerging as the new MP for the constituency.
Madam Alhassan, for her part, said security, sanitation, scholarship, women empowerment and youth entrepreneurship would be her focus should she win the seat.
She expressed appreciation to the supporters and the people of the constituency and asked that they continue to remember her, especially on Thursday, the election day.