The ongoing bye-election in the Kumawu constituency has taken an unusual turn as reports suggest that some voters are acting dubiously by taking financial inducements.
In a video taken at the Sekyere L/A polling station, a large line of voters, mostly women, could be seen patiently waiting to be paid by a poll worker.
The agent, surrounded by these voters, appeared to be distributing the money. It is alleged that this money is being used as a means to influence voters to support a specific candidate.
The bye-election was necessitated by the unfortunate passing of Philip Basoah, the Member of Parliament for the area, who was affiliated with the New Patriotic Party. His death occurred on March 27, prompting the need for a replacement through the bye-election.
By-Election: Some voters rushing for cash from polling agent at the Sekyere L/A polling Station.#DwasoNsem #ElectionHQ #AdomNews #Kumwawu #NPP #NDC #Independent pic.twitter.com/I3kVeCNJAR— Adom 106.3 FM (@Adom1063fm) May 23, 2023
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