The incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) has elected a former Member of Parliament (MP), Alhaji Imoro Yakubu Kakpagu, as candidate for the April 30 by-election to be held in the Kumbungu Constituency.
Alhaji Kakpagu polled 170 votes to win the primaries held over the weekend.
Alhaji Kakpagu’s votes were 86 more than his closest contender Dr Jacob Yakubu Mahama while Abubakari Mohammed and Hamza Adam Abdulai polled 14 and 12 votes respectively. Baba Ibrahim came last with nine votes.
The Kumbungu seat became vacant after it was abdicated by Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, who took up a new appointment as the Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States.
Meanwhile, sources close to the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) say the party will boycott the by-elections just like it did regarding the Akatsi South and Buem by-elections as a result of the petition some members of the party's leadership has filed at the Supreme Court regarding results of the 2012 Elections