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Ejisu Constituency Vacancy Notification Pending – EC

In addition, he mentioned that the commission has not been formally informed by Parliament regarding the vacancy resulting from the demise of the Member of Parliament for the Ejisu Constituency, as mandated by the constitution.

The Director of Electoral Services at Ghana’s electoral body, Dr. Quaicoe Serebour, has indicated that his outfit is yet to receive official notice from Parliament regarding the vacancy created by the demise of former Ejisu Constituency MP, the late John Kumah.


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There have been many calls and enquiries into the by-election process since the death of the legislator a couple of weeks ago.

The disclosure comes on the heels of questions about the by-election which should, in line with the constitution, be held to fill the gap left by the deceased MP.

The Director hinted that it’s unconstitutional for by-elections to be held three months before general elections, however if accumulated period left off exceeds three months, then by-elections ought to be organized.

“the 1992 Constitution forbids the holding of by-elections three months prior to general elections. If you look at Article 112 as amended, we won’t hold a by-election if a vacancy occurs fewer than three months before the general elections. However, the Commission must schedule a by-election if it endures more than three months,” he stated.

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In addition, he mentioned that the commission has not been formally informed by Parliament regarding the vacancy resulting from the demise of the Member of Parliament for the Ejisu Constituency, as mandated by the constitution. He emphasized that Parliament is obligated to notify the commission within seven days of a vacancy occurring.

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