The Electoral Commission will from Tuesday, October 20 and Wednesday, October 21, 2020 receive nominations for the Mfantseman constituency in the Central Region.
The reopening of the nominations has become necessary as a result of the demise of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the Mfantseman constituency, Ekow Hayford.
This is in accordance with Regulations 13, Subregulation (4) of Public Elections Regulations, 2020 (C.I 127),
The regulation states that “where at the close of nominations, but before the election, one of the candidate dies, a further period of 10 days shall be allowed for nominations.”
In this regard, the Electoral Commission is extending the nomination period for the Mfantseman constituency of the Central Region to allow for the replacement of the candidate.
“Any person who intends to contest for the Parliamentary Election should send his or her filled Nomination Form to the Returning Officer of the Mfantseman constituency, at the Mfantseman District Office of the Electoral Commission. The Returning Officer shall receive all Nominations between the hours of 7.00 am and 5.00 pm on both days”, the electoral management body said in a statement.
The Member of Parliament for the Mfantseman and the parliamentary candidate, Mr. Ekow Hayford was killed by unknown assailants believed to be armed robbers last week when he was returning from a community engagement.