The Electoral Commission (EC) has fixed August 14 as the date for the by-election for the vacant Afigya Kwabre Constituency seat.
A statement released and signed by the Mr. Sarfo Kantanka, Deputy Chairman in charge Operations said �following the death of the Member of Parliament for the Afigya Kwabre constituency and in accordance with Article 112(5) of the constitution as amended by section 3 of Act 527, the Electoral Commission will hold a by-election in the constituency on Tuesday the 14th day of August, 2012.��
Hon. Emmanuel Asamoah Owusu-Ansah died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital two weeks ago after a short illness.
According to the statement, the EC "will take nominations for the said by-election on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th of July, 2012, at the district office of the Commission at Kodie between the hours of 8:00am and 12:30pm and 1:30pm and 5:00pm. Nomination forms may be obtained from the district office of the Commission at Kodie or at the Regional Office of the Commission in Kumasi.�
The EC therefore stipulates that all �Candidates for the election shall provide two recent photographs (bust) with red background on the submission of their nomination forms.�
�The filling fee for the election is Five Hundred Ghana Cedis (GH�500.00). All interested individuals and political parties are to take note and act accordingly.�
In a related development, all is set for the Wulensi constituency by-election which comes off on the 31st of July. The Wulensi by-election follows the death of the Member of Parliament, Alhaji Sani Iddi.
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