The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has vetted all the eight aspirants who picked nomination forms to contest the upcoming by-elections in the Kumawu Constituency in the Ashanti Region.
The vetting was conducted on Sunday, April 16 with the party’s primaries scheduled to be held on Sunday, April 23.
Two, however, have their fate hanging in the balance as the vetting committee is yet to clear them ahead of the voting.
Balloting has been done for the six, nonetheless.
Already, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has settled on Kwasi Amankwa as its candidate for the by-election, which is yet to be scheduled by the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC).
The Kumawu seat was declared vacant by the Speaker of Parliament following the demise of the Member of Parliament, Philip Basoah.
Mr Basoah, who died on Tuesday, March 28, had won the seat for the NPP in the last election, beating independent candidate Kwaku Duah by 3,262 votes.
Mr Duah will be contesting again.
Among the NPP aspirants eying the seat are former MP Yaw Baah and the First Vice Constituency Chairman Appiah Kubi.
The Director of Health Promotions at the Ghana Health Service, Dr Aboagye Dacosta, as well as Dr Philip Banor of the Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (HeFRA) are also among the eight aspirants.
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