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Ernest Yaw Anim has polled 195 votes to become the Parliamentary candidate for the NPP in the upcoming constituency by-election. 

He was keenly contested by Nana Ama Serwaa who garnered a 181 votes as first runner up.

The New Patriotic Party primary on Sunday, April 23, 2023, was to find a successor for the late MP, Philip Basoah, who died last month.

The Electoral Commission following the demise through the constitutional provision set Tuesday, May 23 for the by-election.

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Even though residents and chiefs in the constituency have complained bitterly about the neglect of their roads, the party is assured of victory in the polls since the Ashanti region has been a world bank for the NPP.

A party leader once boasted of the extreme loyalty of the region to the party by alluding to the fact that a goat in an NPP colours will win an election in the region hands down.

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The five aspirants who contested were Dr. Kwame Appiah Kubi, Dr Aboagye Dacosta, Nana Ama Serwaa, Ernest Yaw Anim and Osei-Hwereh Bempah.

With 419 delegates voting, Ernest Yaw Anim had 195; Nana Ama Serwaa 181; Dr. Appiah Kubi 10; Dr Aboagye Dacosta 27 and Osei Bempah obtaining 5 votes with 1 rejected ballot.

Meanwhile, the opposition National Democratic Congress whose chances of winning the election is slim have already chosen a candidate without undergoing any primary.