- The EC has set bye- elections for Abuakwa North on the east
- The date is in line with a constitutional provision
- late legislator was killed on February 9
Constituents of Abuakwa North constituency are to go to the polls in a bye-election to elect a new MP
This follows the death of the then MP,Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu. His demise has left the seat vacant.
In view of the above,the Electoral Commission ( EC) has set April 5 for the bye-election of the Abuakwa North constituency. This is in accordance with a constitutional provision in the 1992 Constitution, which states that Parliament is expected to notify the EC in writing within seven days after a constituency becomes vacant.
After the notification, a bye-election would then be held within thirty days after the vacancy announcement.
The Director of Public Affairs at the EC, Christian Owusu Parry, has confirmed the set date for the bye-election to replace the late legislator.
Mr. Joseph Danquah , the former legislator was stabbed at his East Legon residence on February 9. His killer, one Daniel Asiedu, 19, was apprehended by a team of investigators acting on a tip-off from an MP.
Asiedu confessed to committing the crime saying he did not intend to kill the late MP, but there was a scuffle and has been charged with murder.