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Speaker declares Kumawu Constituency seat vacant

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directs EC to hold bye-election

Following the death of the Member of Parliament Kumawu, Philip Atta Basoah last week, the Speaker of Parliament, Alban M Kingsford Sumana Bagbin has today, declared the Kumawu seat vacant.

Speaker Bagbin in a communication to the Electoral Commission (EC) on Friday, March 31, 2023, directed the electoral management body to hold a bye-election for a replacement of the deceased MP.

Article 112 (5) of the 1992 constitution states that “whenever a vacancy occurs in Parliament, the Clerk to Parliament shall notify the Electoral Commission in writing within seven days after the vacancy occurred, and a by-election shall be held within thirty days after the vacancy occurred”.


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