EC To Hold Council Of State Elections

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that it will be conducting elections for new Regional Representatives for the Council of State on February 12, 2021.

It has therefore asked all interested persons who deem themselves qualified to submit their nominations forms to the respective Regional Directors of the Electoral Commission.

In the Commission in a statement noted that In accordance with Paragraph (C) of Clause (2) of Article 89 of the 1992 Constitution, the Electoral Commission will conduct Elections to elect Regional Representatives to the Council of State.

“All qualified persons who intend to stand for the said Elections should submit their Nomination Forms with two post-card size copies of recent photographs (bust) to the Regional Director of their respective Regions from Monday, 1st February to Thursday, 4th February 2021, between the hours of 9.00 am and 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm each day.

Every Nomination must be proposed and seconded by two (2) Registered Voters and supported by twenty (20) Registered Voters in the Region.

The consent of the Candidate must be endorsed thereon. Copies of the Nomination Forms may be downloaded free of charge from the Electoral Commission’s website (www.ec.gov.gh) and completed in triplicate.

The Elections will be held in all Regional Capitals on Friday, 12th February 2021 at venues to be determined by the Commission,” the statement added. The council of state is a small body of prominent citizens who advise the President on national issues.

The functions are enshrined in article 89 to 92 of the 1992 constitution.

In another development, a 24-year-old man has been arrested by the Police in the Central Region for allegedly stabbing and killing his own friend over an amount of Ghc10.00.

The suspect, Bright Ofori, 24, according to reports clubbed his good friend Muniru Mohammed Haddi, 35, to death after a misunderstanding ensued between them over an amount of Ghc10 Muniru owed him.

Confirming the development, Chief Prosecutor at the Twifo Ati-Morkwa District Magistrate Court, Detective Inspector Joshua Kusah explained that the Assin Awisem Police received a report that the accused person had hit his friend with a stick.

He explained that the incident happened around 6: 30pm. According to him, Muniru was rushed to the Assin Awisem Health Center for treatment but was later transferred to St. Francis Xavier Hospital in Assin Fosu, after medical practitioners noticed the gravity of his injury.

 

By: Edwin Abanga

 

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