The Nkoranza North Constituency bye-election would take place on March 13, 2007, the Electoral Commission (EC) said on Tuesday. A statement from the EC signed by K. Sarfo Kantanka, Deputy Chairman Operations to the Ghana News Agency said the “poll shall be taken in the Nkoranza North Constituency between the hours of 0700 hours and 1700 hours on Tuesday, March 13, 2007”.
It said, “nomination of candidates shall take place at the office of the Returning Officer, Nkoranza North Constituency, Busunya on Tuesday, February 27 and Wednesday, February 28, 2007, between the hours of 0900 hours and 1200 hours and 1400 hours and 1700 hours”.
The statement said nomination forms could be obtained from the Returning officer at Busunya, Brong Ahafo region. It said all nominations should be proposed and seconded by two registered voters respectively and supported by 18 other registered voters from the Constituency and with the consent of the prospective candidate.
The statement said nomination forms should be delivered to the Returning Officer, Nkoranza North Constituency with a deposit of 500,000 cedis in banker’s draft and two passport sized photographs in colour with red background.
The notice of election was issued in accordance with “Article 112 of the 1992 Constitution, as amended by section three of Act 527 (the Constitution of Ghana (amendment) Act, 1996)”, following the receipt of notification from the Clerk of Parliament on the occurrence of a vacancy “in the membership of Parliament necessitated by the resignation of Mr Eric Amoateng, Member of Parliament for Nkoranza North Constituency on February 9, 2007”.GNA