It took the general public by surprise, but mostly affected the lives of the people of Mfantseman Constituency when the gruesome murdering of the incumbent MP transpired while returning from a campaign trip on October 9, 2020.
From the news we gathered, he was shot on the Abeadze Dominase – Abeadze Duadzi – Mankessim Road at about 1:00 am by 6 armed highway robbers who for no reason in particular but for their own benefit of taking justice into their own hands since politicians leave them unemployed.
There have been much speculations in the country as to whether the widow, Ophelia Hayford will take up her husband’s seat and become the next MP for the Constituency come December 7th?
What have you also thought of, or come across, well, some things might happen if we work closely to it. The EC has open nomination once again.
The Electoral Commission has announced that, effective Tuesday October 20, nominations will be opened for persons who wish to contest for the Mfantseman seat to do so.
This follows the sad demise of the Member of Parliament for the Constituency, Ekow Quansah Hayford. The Commission, however, says nominations will close the following day, October 21st 2020.
Interested persons are to submit their nominations to the Returning Officer of the Mfantseman constituency, at the Mfantseman District Office of the Electoral Commission.
The Returning Officer shall receive all nominations between the hours of 7.00 am and 5.00 pm on both days”, This is in accordance with Regulations 13, Subregulation (4) of Public Elections Regulations, 2020 (C.I 127), which states “where at the close of nominations, but before the election, one of the candidate dies, a further period of 10 days shall be allowed for nominations.”
Will the people of Mfantseman vote in the wife of the late incumbent MP to replace his husband out of pity, sheer condolences or they believe she can work equally as her husband?