June 12, 2015

The Electoral Commission has set Tuesday, July 7, 2015, for a by-election in Talensi to elect a Parliamentary candidate for the area.

The seat became vacant after the Member of Parliament for the area, Robert Nachinab Doameng was elevated to the position of Paramount chief of the Tongo Traditional Area.

According to the EC in a statement signed by Amadu Sulley, Deputy Chairman in charge of operations, the commission will hold the by-election “in accordance with Article 112(5) of the Constitution, as amended by section 3 of Act 527.”

“The Commission will take nominations for the said by-election on Tuesday, 23rd and Wednesday 24th June 2015, at the district office of the Commission at Tongo from 9.00am to 12.00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm.”

Nomination forms may be obtained from the district office of the Commission or at the Regional Office in Bolgatanga.

Candidates for the election shall provide two recent photographs (bust) showing the full face and both ears with red background, on the submission of their nomination forms.

Filing fees

The filing fee for the election is One Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢1000.00).