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16 June 2016

EC sets date for bye-election in Abetifi constituency

This is in respect of Article 112 (5) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana. This was contained in a statement announcing the date for the poll.

ec Electoral CommissionThe Electoral Commission has set July 19 for a by-election to replace the deceased Member of Parliament for Abetifi Constituency Peter Wiafe Peprah.

This is in respect of Article 112 (5) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana. This was contained in a statement announcing the date for the poll.

It said “Following the death of the Member of Parliament for the Abetifi Constituency, Hon. Peter Wiafe Pepera and in accordance with Article 112(5) of the Constitution, as arnended, the Electoral Commission will hold a by-election in the constituency on Tuesday, the 19tl Day of July, 2016″. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP reportedly died on May 21, at the 37 Military Hospital where he was on admission.

Find below the full statement

PARLIAMENTARY BY-ELECTION – ABETIFI CONSTITUENCY

Following the death of the Member of Parliament for the Abetifi Constituency Hon. Peter Wiafe Pepera and in accordance with Article 112(5) of the Constitution, as arnended, the Electoral Commission will hold a by-election in the constituency on T”uesday, the 19tl Day of July, 2016.

Nominations for the election will be taken on Tuesday the 21″t day of June and Wednesday tlne 22oa day of June, 2OL6 at the District OfIice of the Commission at Abetifi in the Eastern Region, from 9:OOam to l2:Oonoon and 2:OOpm to S:OOpm both days.

Nomination forms may be obtained from the District Office or the Regional Office of the Commission at Koforidua. Candidates for the election shall provide two recent photographs (bust) with red background, showing the fulI face and both ears.

The filing fee for the election is One Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH01,OO0.0O). and political parties are to take note and be guided accordingly.

Signed

AMADU SULLEY

Deputy Chair (Operations)

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