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The New Patriotic Party in the Kumawu Constituency of the Ashanti region is carrying its parliamentary primary today, Sunday, April 23, 2023.

This is to select a candidate for the upcoming by-election scheduled for May 23.

It is a moment for the ruling NPP which seeks to consolidate its gains in the Kumawu constituency as it has been over the years.

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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.

Today’s primaries promises to be a fierce intra-political contest to all five aspirants who appear to find themselves in literally, a virgin territory since, 2012.

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The by-election comes after the former MP, Philip Basoah kicked the bucket last month.

The five aspirants are Kwame Apia Kubi; Dr Aboagye Dacosta; Nana Ama Serwaa; Ernest Yaw Anim and Osei-Hwereh Bempah.

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