The Electoral Commission (EC) has set Tuesday, June 27, 2023, as the date for a by-election in the Assin North constituency following the removal of the former Member of Parliament, James Gyakye Quayson by a Supreme Court ruling.
It may be recalled that the Supreme Court directed Parliament to expunge his name from its records; declaring his election as null and void.
As a result, the Assin North seat was declared vacant by Parliament on Tuesday, May 30.
In a press release, the EC indicated nomination forms will be available for download on its website from Thursday, June 1, 2023.
“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 Assin North District Office of the Commission from Monday, the 12th of June, 2023 to Wednesday, the 14th of June, 2023 between the hours of 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on each day,” parts of the statement read.
The filing fee for the election is GHȼ10,000 per candidate.