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EC opens nomination for Yapei/ Kusawgu seat

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

The Electoral Commission has announced it will receive a nomination for persons who wish to contest for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate of the Yapei/ Kusawgu Constituency from Tuesday, 27th October and Wednesday 28th October 2020.

Electoral Commission is extending the nomination period for the Yapei/ Kusawgu Constituency of the Savannah Region to allow for the replacement of the NPP Parliamentary Candidate, Abu Kamara, who died in a fatal car accident.

The parliamentary nominee for Yapei-Kusawgu constituency's car crashed into an articulated truck with two others.

The EC urged any person interested in contesting to fill nomination forms through the Retuning officer of the Yapei/ Kusawgu Constituency, at the Yapei/ Kusawgu District Office of the Electoral Commission between the hours 7:00am and 5:00pm for the two days.

“Following Regulations 13, Subregulation (4) of, the Public Elections Regulations, 2020 (C.I.127), “Where at the close of nominations, but before the election, one of the candidates dies, a further period of ten (10) days shall be allowed for nominations.” In this regard, the Electoral Commission is extending the nomination period for the Yapei/ Kusawgu Constituency of the Savannah Region to allow for the replacement of the Candidate," part of the EC statement reads.

Below is the statement

RECEIPT OF NOMINATION – YAPEI/ KUSAWGU CONSTITUENCY

The Electoral Commission will receive nominations for the Yapei/Kusawgu Constituency on Tuesday, 27th October and Wednesday 28th October, 2020.

This has become necessary as a result of the demise of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate of the Yapei/ Kusawgu Constituency.

In accordance with Regulations 13, Subregulation (4) of, the Public Elections Regulations, 2020 (C.I.127), “Where at the close of nominations, but before the election, one of the candidates dies, a further period of ten (10) days shall be allowed for nominations.” In this regard, the Electoral Commission is extending the nomination period for the Yapei/ Kusawgu Constituency of the Savannah 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 Forms to the Returning Officer of the Yapei/ Kusawgu Constituency, at the Yapei/ Kusawgu District Office of the Electoral Commission on the dates stated above. The Returning Officer shall receive all Nominations between the hours of 7.00am and 5.00pm for the two days.

ELECTORAL COMMISSION

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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