5 Parties contest Kumawu bye-election
Five political parties have each put up a candidate, including a woman to contest the bye-election in the Kumawu Constituency in the Ashanti Region, scheduled for Tuesday, 1 October. A statement issued by the Electoral Commission in Accra on Wednesday and signed by Mr. Henry W. Okyne, Director of Public Affairs said the candidates, made up of a lawyer, a teacher and three farmers, filed their candidature by the close of nominations on Tuesday, 3 September. The three farmers are, Mr James Yaw Owusu, 51, standing on the ticket of the Peoples' National Convention (PNC), Miss Rose Aboagye, 48, contesting for the Democratic Peoples' Party (DPP) and Mr Yaw Opoku Mensah, 40, running for the Great Consolidated Peoples' Party (GCPP). Mr. Yaw Baah, 43, is contesting on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), while Mr. Martin Richard Osei, 55, a teacher, stands for the National Democratic Congress (NDC). The seat became vacant following the death of Mr. Reo Addai Basoah the NPP Member of Parliament for the constituency in July after a protracted illness.