The Electoral Commission will hold a by-election to elect a new member of parliament for Kumawu in the Ashanti Region on May 23.
The EC which made this known in a press statement issued on Monday, April 17, and signed by its chairperson, Mrs Jean Mensa, said the by-election will be conducted in accordance with Article 112 (5) of the Constitution.
“The Electoral Commission wishes to announce for the information of the general public that following the death of the Member of Parliament for the Kumawu Constituency, Hon. Philip Basoah, the seat of the constituency in Parliament has become vacant.”
“In accordance with Article 112 (5) of the constitution as amended, the Electoral Commission will hold a by-election in the constituency on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.
The Commission in the statement added that it will receive nominations from prospective candidates from May 2 to May 5 at the Sekyere Kumawu District Office of the EC.
“Accordingly, the Commission will receive nominations from prospective candidates for the election of a Member of Parliament for the said constituency.
“The nominations will be received at the Sekyere Kumawu District Office of the Commission from 2nd May to 5th May.
The by-election became necessary following the death of the NPP MP, Philip Basoah.
He died at the age of 53 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Mr Philip Basoah was born on Tuesday, November 18, 1969.
He was a member of the sixth and seventh Parliament.