The Electoral Commission (EC) has set Tuesday, June 27, 2023, to organize the by-election in Assin North following the removal of the former Member of Parliament, James Gyakye Quayson by a Supreme Court ruling.
The Supreme Court, by a unanimous decision, declared as unconstitutional the election of James Gyakye Quayson as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Assin North constituency and consequently ordered Parliament to expunge the name of the embattled legislator from its records as the Member of Parliament for the Assin North constituency on May 17.
On Monday, May 29, Parliament through its Clerk declared the Assin North Parliamentary seat vacant following the Supreme Court’s final verdict on the eligibility of James Gyakye Quayson.
In compliance with Article 112 (5) of the Constitution, as amended, the Electoral Commission issued a statement on Wednesday, May 31, confirming the date of the by-election.
Interested individuals who wish to contest for the seat must submit their nomination forms at the Assin North District Office of the Commission between Monday, June 12, 2023, and Wednesday, June 14, 2023.
The submission hours are scheduled from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on each day.
Aspiring candidates are required to pay a filing fee of GH¢10,000 to complete their nomination process.
The by-election aims to fill the vacancy in the Assin North Constituency and provide the constituency with a new parliamentary representative.
Below is the EC’s statement