Abuakwa North bye-election set for April 5

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has set April 5 for the bye-election of Abuakwa North constituency which became vacant following the gruesome murder of the Member of Parliament (MP), Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu.

The 1992 Constitution stipulates 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.

The late legislator was stabbed at his East Legon residence on February 9.

The killer, Daniel Asiedu, 19, was apprehended by a team of investigators acting on a tip-off from an MP.

Asiedu confessed to committing the crime and has been charged with murder.

 

Source: Myjoyonline

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