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09.03.2005 Politics

EC to hold bye-election at Asawase Constituency

By GNA
EC to hold bye-election at Asawase Constituency

Accra, March 9, GNA - The Electoral Commission (RC) on Wednesday announced that it would hold a bye-election at the Asawase Constituency in the Asokwa District of the Ashanti Region on Thursday, April 21.

This follows the death of the Member of Parliament (MP), Dr Adamu M. Gibiril, according to a statement signed by Mr Kwadwo Sarfo Kantanka, Deputy Chairman (Operations) of the EC.

The statement said voting would be between 0700 hours and 1700 hours on April 21.

The EC said it had issued a Writ of Election to the Returning Officer of the Constituency.

Filing of nomination papers would be on March 16 and March 17 between 0900 hours and 1200 hours and 1400 hours and 1700 hours on both days at the office of the Returning Officer in Asawase, from where nomination forms could also be obtained.

Dr Gibiril, who was an NDC MP, has since been buried.

The Parliamentary results of Election 2004 were: Thomas Tangwanse of People's National Convention (PNC), 1,598 votes; Patricia Appiagyei of New Patriotic Party (NPP), 29,067 votes; Dr Gibril of National Democratic Congress (NDC), 33,541 votes; King Hassan Abu-Bong of Convention People's Party (CPP), 570 votes; Adam Diywo Rahman of Democratic People's Party (DPP), 204 votes and Abdul Majeed Alhassan an Independent Candidate, 2,505 votes.

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