The Electoral Commission (EC) on Friday cleared Mr. Delali Kwasi Brempong, the National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament Aspirant for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency to contest the by-election, slated on January 31, 2019.
The EC gave the ‘green light’ to the aspirant after he filed his nomination form with the Ayawaso District Office located at the Electoral Commission’s headquarters in Accra.
The seat became vacant after the death of Mr. Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, the sitting Member of Parliament on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.
Mr. Brempong arrived at the premise of the Commission at 1215 hours, with the party executives and supporters to present the forms.
Mr. Charles Kwame Osei, the Deputy Returning Officer, Ayawaso West Wuogon who received the forms, in an interview said the Commission was satisfied with the provisions on the nomination forms after its assessment.
“We have gone through all the forms to cross-check and make sure that the forms are in order, and I can tell you that the NDC aspirant has met the needed requirements by EC to contest the by-election.”
He said as required, the NDC aspirant submitted a cheque for GHC10,000.00 as filing fee, two registered voters’ signatures on the forms as a proposer and seconder, respectively.
This was supported by 18 other registered voters in the Constituency as assenting to the nomination.
Other documents are two copies of a recent post-card-size photograph taken against a red background, revealing the full face and ears of the candidate.
The Deputy Returning Officer thanked the NDC Aspirant and the Party for contributing to the democratic endeavours of the country, adding: ‘The candidate has been given the green light to campaign’.