Mrs Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of EC has made known the details that have to do with the By-Election of Kumawu Constituency.
The seat of Kumawu Constituency became vacant following the death of its Member of Parliament, Hon. Philip Basoah.
Details for the By-election are stated in this press release.
“The Electoral Commission wishes to announce for the information of the General Public that following the death of the Member of Parliament for the Kumawu Constituency: Hon. Philip Basoah, the seat of the Constituency in Parliament has become vacant. In accordance with Article 112 (5) of the Constitution, as amended, the Electoral Commission will hold a By-Election in the Constituency on Tuesday, the 23rd of May, 2023.
Accordingly, the Commission will receive Nominations from prospective Candidates for the Election of a Member of Parliament for the said Constituency. The Nominations will be received at the Sekyere Kumawu District Office of the Commission from 2nd May 2023 to git May 2023 between the hours of 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:90 pm each day.
Interested candidates are required to download the Nomination Forms from the Commission’s website (www.ec.gov.gh) from 14th April 2023 to 5th May 2023.
A prospective Candidate may personally deliver or cause to be delivered on his/her behalf by either the Proposer or Seconder of his/her Nomination, the completed Nomination Forms to the Returning Officer at the Sekyere Kumawu District Office of the Commission, on the dates and times stated above.
The Nomination Forms for each Candidate shall be witnessed by the signature or mark of two registered voters, as Proposer and Seconder, and supported by eighteen other registered voters in the Constituency as assenting to the Nominations.
The Nomination Forms shall also be endorsed with the Candidate’s consent to the Nomination.
Candidate shall at the time of submitting his/her completed Nomination Forms, provide the Returning Officer with two (2) copies of a recent postcard (bust-sized) photograph against a red background, showing his/her full face and ears.
The filing fee for the election is Ten thousand Ghana Cedis (GHc10,000.00) per candidate.
All completed Nomination Forms are expected to be delivered in quadruplicate.
We urge the public to be guided accordingly.
MRS. JEAN MENSA CHAIRPERSON