28.1 C
Accra
Monday, April 22, 2024
NewsWe are ever ready for Ejisu by-election - EC

Date:

We are ever ready for Ejisu by-election – EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced its readiness to conduct a by-election for the Ejisu Constituency in the Ashanti region following the passing of Member of Parliament, John Kumah.

Speaking on Morning Starr with Francis Abban, the Director for Electoral Services at the Electoral Commission, Dr. Serebour Quaicoe, stated that the Commission is prepared to organize the by-election as required.

- Advertisement -

“Article 112 of the Constitution says that when a vacancy occurs the Clerk of Parliament will inform the Electoral Commission seven days after the incident. When we are informed and it is an ordinary incident the Commission has thirty days but if it is a result of death we have sixty days to conduct a by-election.

“If the vacancy occurs less than three months to a General Election there will not be an election, so as far as the Commission is concerned and in our budget we always prepare for by-elections. So as and when we are informed officially we will kick start the process and we are ever ready,” Mr. Quaicoe explained. 

- Advertisement -

Dr. John Kumah, who had been battling an undisclosed illness and sought treatment in Germany, returned to Ghana to ensure the passage of critical revenue measures in the 2024 budget after the minority threatened rejection.

His sudden demise has deeply affected Parliament, with Deputy Finance Minister and MP for Atiwa East, Mrs. Abena Osei-Asare, breaking down upon hearing the news.

Latest stories

Brand influencer Akwasi Kardashian in tears as he begs for GHC700,000 for kidney transplant

A distressing video has surfaced showing popular brand influencer...

Audit reports from cash waterfall mechanism to be published by govt – Amin Adam

The government has unveiled plans to release audit results...

“Ghana is overperforming under the IMF programme” – Stéphane Roudet

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief for Ghana,...

Western and Ukrainian officials praise US aid proposal

Ukrainian and Western leaders were happy that the US...

Police arrest two in Bekwai over smuggling of 253 bags of cocoa beans

Bekwai Police in the Ashanti Region have apprehended two...

Related stories

Audit reports from cash waterfall mechanism to be published by govt – Amin Adam

The government has unveiled plans to release audit results...

Time isn’t on your side; reveal your running mate – Lecturer tells Bawumia, NPP

A Senior Political Science lecturer at the University of...

You are not yet ministers, leave the offices – NDC slams Akufo-Addo appointees

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has criticized the government...

Mahama promises to fix Free SHS policy in first 100 days of office

Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John...

Ayeh-Paye backs govt, ECG’s excuse that there is no ‘dumsor’

Despite the incessant power outages disrupting homes and businesses...

Who was Ghanaian gospel musician KODA?

Augustine Kofi Owusu Dua Anto, popularly known as KODA,...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here