July 23, 2010

The Electoral Commission (EC), would conduct a Parliamentary by-election in the Atiwa constituency on Tuesday, August 31.

This is to fill the vacancy created in Parliament as a result of the death of the Member of Parliament for the constituency.

A statement issued in Accra on Tuesday and signed by Mr Christian Owusu-Parry, Acting Director of Public Affairs, said that the EC would accept nominations for the election from Monday, August 9, to Tuesday, August 10, between 0900 hours and 1200 hours and 1300 hours and 1600 hours each day at the district office of the Commission at Kwabeng.

“Nomination forms may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the district office of the Commission at Kwabeng or the Regional Office in Koforidua during working hours,” it added.

The Commission further reminded all political parties and qualified individuals interested in contesting the election that the filing fee for the election is GH¢500.

“All interested political parties and individuals are to take note of the dates and act accordingly,” the statement said.

The late Kwasi Annoh Ankamah, Member of Parliament for Atiwa, died on July 1, in London after a protracted illness.

Story by:Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh