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EC sets date for Ayawaso West-Wuogon by-election

The Electoral Commission has set January 31, 2019 for the Ayawaso West-Wuogon by-election, a statement from the commission says.

Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko

The seat became vacant following the death of the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Constituency, Emmanuel Kwabena Kyeremateng Agyarko.

The statement from the EC said the date was agreed at an emergency meeting of the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) on Monday, December 24.

Filling fee has been pegged at GHȻ10,000 and interested parties may pick nomination forms, which will be available from December 27 to January 12, at the Ayawaso West Constituency office of the Commission.

Meanwhile six people have picked nomination forms to contest the race including Edward Agyekum Kufour, the second son of former president John Agyekum Kufour, on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party.

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Three persons on the other hand have picked forms to context on the ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The NPP will hold its primaries on Saturday, December 29, 2018, to elect a parliamentary candidate while the NDC's is on December 28.

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