Four candidates by the close of 29th September 2016 had filed their nominations to contest for Parliamentary seats in the Sunyani East Constituency, at the office of the Electoral commission in Sunyani.
An Independent Candidate Ambassador George Kumi was the first to file his nomination, followed by the Member of Parliament for Sunyani, Hon. Kwasi Ameyaw Kyeremeh, NPP candidate.
Municipal Chief Executive for Sunyani, Hon. Kwasi Oppong Ababio filed for NDC followed by the CPP candidate. The EC’s office came to life as supporters thronged there amidst drumming, singing, dancing and shouting of party slogans in support of their candidates.
All candidates promised to embark on a clean campaign devoid of insults and reiterated their commitment in ensuring peaceful elections.
The Returning Officer Mr. Badu Amanianpong accepted the forms and took the various candidates through the filling process. He explained that due to an ongoing court case on the amount to be paid, the bankers draft for the payment could not be accepted and for that, no amount was taken from the candidates.
ALAN T. BOAKYE-YEBOAH