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Speaker dismisses any idea of by-election in Mfantseman

Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye has dismissed the idea of holding a bye election at Mfantseman in the wake of the murder of the sitting Member of Parliament, Ekow Hayford.

He pointed out to Article 112 (6) of the 1992 constitution; “Notwithstanding clause (5) of this article, a by-election shall not be held within three months before holding of a general election”, he told the House.
  
He made this remark, when the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu drew the attention of the House of the Speaker to some reportage in the media, pointing out that with the demise of the MP there was going to be a by-election.   
 
Mr. Iddrisu cautioned the media not to mislead the Ghanaian general public on the issue.
  
Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com

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