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29.06.2004 Politics

All set for Dunkwa bye-election

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Dunkwa-on-Offin (C/R), June 28, GNA - All is set for the Dunkwa-on-Offin bye-election scheduled for Tuesday June 29. Three candidates are contesting the bye-election: - Madam Elizabeth Debrah, 40-year-old Teacher, is on the ticket of Democratic People's Party (DPP); Mr Benjamin Kofi Ayeh 42-year-old Accountant, for New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Mr Abdulai Issaku 34-year-old Businessman, an Independent Candidate.

The bye-election became necessary following the death of Mr Charles Omar Nyanor, the Member of Parliament for the area. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency at Dunkwa, Central Regional Electoral Officer Mr Appiah Baffoe said all the electoral materials had been distributed to 10 zonal centres for distribution to the polling stations.

He said 65,540 voters were expected to cast their votes at 133 polling centres.

Mr Baffoe said none of the candidates had stepped down as was being speculated in sections of the media adding: "As at close of work today nobody has been to the EC to cancel his or her candidature. Everything is on course for the smooth take off of the exercise." The Township is calm with people going about their work. Some NPP supporters were seen on the streets canvassing for votes. 28 June 04

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