The electoral commission has set July 19, 2016, for the Abetifi constituency by-election in the Eastern Region, following the death of the sitting member of parliament for the area, Peter Wiafe Pepera.
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Statement issued by the commision has announced that nominations for the election will be taken on Tuesday June 21 and June 22, at the District Office of the Commission at Abetifi from 9:00am to 12:00 noon and 2:00pm to 5:00pm both days as nomination forms may be obtained from the District Office or the Regional Office of the Commission in Koforidua.
Peter Pepera died at the 37 military hospital aged 62 after suffering a heart attack. He was a former managing director of Paramount Distilleries.