Abuakwa North Bye-election set for April 5

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

The late legislator was stabbed at his East Legon residence on February 9, 2016.

The killer, 19-year-old Daniel Asiedu was apprehended by a team of investigators acting on a tip-off from a Member of Parliament.

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

Bye-election in the offing:
The 1992 Constitution stipulates that Parliament is expected to notify the Electoral Commission in writing within seven days after a vacancy in a constituency has occurred.

When this is done, a bye-election would then be held within thirty days after the vacancy occurred.

The Director of Public Affairs at the Electoral Commission, Christian Owusu Parry, has confirmed the set date for the bye-election to replace the late legislator.

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