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Speaker directs EC to hold Kumawu by-election

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The Kumawu seat in the Ashanti Region has been declared vacant by Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon. A.S.K. Bagbin.

This follows the death of Philip Atta Basoah, the former Member of Parliament.

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The Speaker has therefore, directed the EC to hold a by-election for a replacement of the late MP.

Article 112 (5) of the 1992 constitution states that “whenever a vacancy occurs in Parliament, the Clerk to Parliament shall notify the Electoral commission in writing within seven days after the vacancy occurred, and a by-election shall be held within thirty days after the vacancy occurred.”

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The former lawmakee died on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, where he had been on admission briefly.

He’s said to have been struck with a stroke while sleeping.


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