Abuakwa North by-election set for March 29

The Electoral Commission has set March 29 to hold a by-election in the Abuakwa North Constituency following the death of the Member of Parliament, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu.

A statement issued by the Commission Wednesday said  it will start receiving nominations for the election between March 1 and March 2 at the District Office of the Commission at Tafo in the Eastern Region, from 9:00am to 12:00noon and 2:00pm to 5:00pm both days.

“Nomination forms may be obtained from the District Office or the Regional Office of the Commission at Koforidua,” it said, adding “Candidates for the election shall provide two recent photographs (bust) with red background, showing the full face and both ears.

Those seeking to contest are required to pay GHC1,000 as filing fee.

JB Danquah was stabbed to death in his bedroom at his resident in Accra on Tuesday Febraury 9, 2016 by a 19-year old school dropout, Daniel Asiedu, who is currently going through committal proceedings.  

According to prosecutors, Asiedu stabbed the  deceased on the right chest above the breast before pulling the knife through the MPs hands creating “a deep cut in his palm”

Although the MP fell by his bed helpless, prosecutors told the court that the accused “stabbed him again on the right chest below the breast” as he bled to death.

The accused “realising that the deceased was almost dead, left him and took away his two iPhones and a tablet” before escaping through the back of the house, the court heard.

By 3news.com|Ghana

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