The Electoral Commission (EC) on Thursday fixed Tuesday February 26 for the parliamentary by-election for the Buem Constituency in the Jasikan District of the Volta Region.
In a statement to the Ghana News Agency signed by Mr Kwadwo Sarfo-Kantanka, EC Deputy Chairman in Charge of Operations said: “in accordance with Article 112(5) of the Constitution as amended by section 3 of Act 527, the EC will hold a by-election in the constituency on Tuesday the 26th day of February, 2013”.
The by-election is necessitated by the sudden death of Mr Henry Ford Kamel the MP elect and former Volta Regional Minister of December 25 last year.
The Commission said it will take nominations for the Buem by-election on Tuesday and Wednesday January, 29 and 30 respectively at the district office of the Commission at Jasikan from 0800 hours to 1230 hours and 1330 hours to 1700 hours.
The Commission said nomination forms may be obtained from the district office of the Commission at Jasikan or at the Regional office of the Commission at Ho.
Candidates for the election are mandated to provide two recent photographs (bust) with red background on the submission of their nomination forms.
The filing fee for the election is One Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢1000.00).
All interested individuals and political parties are to take note and act accordingly.