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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.
Source: Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

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