The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) has scheduled Tuesday, July 12 as date for a by-election in the Abetifi Constituency of the Eastern Region.
The seat became vacant after Member of Parliament Peter Wiafe Pepera passed away on Saturday, May 21. He died at the 37 Military Hospital and is expected to be buried on Saturday, July 23.
There were uncertainties over a by-election in the constituency after major political parties expressed concerns that the exercise will be too close to the general elections.
But a statement issued by Deputy Electoral Commissioner Dr Amadu Sulley said nominations for the election will be taken on Tuesday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 22.
“Nomination forms may be obtained from the District Office or the Regional Office of the Commission at Koforidua.”
The filing fee is GH¢1,000.
The by-election is opened to all registered political parties.