Constituents of the Ayawaso West Wuogon in the Greater Accra region will head to the polls this morning to elect a new member of parliament in a by-election.
The by-election has been necessitated by the demise of the MP of the area Emmanuel Agyarko.
Mr Kyeremanteng Agyarko died in November at a hospital in the United States after a protracted ailment.
Political watchers say the polls is a straight fight between one of the late MP’s wive’s Lydia Alhassan and the NDC’s Delali Kwesi Brempong.
Meanwhile, Pollster Ben Ephson has predicted the governing New Patriotic Party may retain the margin of victory over their rival National Democratic Congress.
“In 2016, few months to the constituency elections in Madina, the NDC incumbent brought sand and stones on abandoned projects but that didn’t work any magic at all. He lost the elections. The gap between the NDC and the NPP in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-elections is likely to be the same,” he said.
In 2016, the late Agyarko garnered 32,591 votes representing 57.32% of the votes while the NDC’s Delali secured 22,534 votes representing 39.63% of the votes.
Both President Akufo-Addo and former President John Mahama have visited the constituency to canvass votes for their respective candidates.