Polls have opened in the Kumawu Constituency, allowing over 33,000 registered voters to participate in the by-election taking place across 75 polling stations within the constituency.
Voters have already formed queues at various centres, eager to exercise their right to vote in an election that has attracted prominent members from both the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to the constituency.
Adequate security measures have been put in place at all visited centres, with representatives from the NDC and NPP closely monitoring the exercise.
Four candidates, including two independent candidates both named Kwaku Duah, are vying for the position left vacant by the late MP, Philip Basoah, who was laid to rest on Saturday.
Ernest Yaw Anim of the NPP and Akwasi Amankwaa representing the NDC are the other two candidates in the race.
Kwaku Duah, who contested against the late MP in the 2020 election, is seen as a formidable competitor to the NPP candidate, given his impressive performance of over 11,000 votes compared to Basoah's 14,000 in the previous election.
Notably, Kumawu has witnessed significant improvements in its internal road infrastructure in recent weeks.
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