Saturday, 13 July

EC schedules Assin North by-poll for June 27

EC officials

The Assin North by-election has been scheduked for 27 June 2023 by the Electoral Commission.

The Supreme Court recently ruled that Mr James Gyakye Quayson's election as MP for the constituency in the 2020 general election, was unconstitutional, sine he held a dual-citizenship as of the time of filing to run.

The court, thus, ordered parliament to expunge his name from the roll of the legislature.

Parliament then declared the seat vacant kn 30 May 2023 in line with Article 112 (5) of the Constitution, as amended.

In a statement, the EC said interested individuals who wish to run for the seat must submit their nomination forms at its Assin North District office  between Monday, June 12, 2023, and Wednesday, June 14, 2023 between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm; and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm each day.

The aspirants are to pay a filing fee of GH¢10,000.