The National Executive Committee of the New Patriotic Party, has initiated moves to find a replacement for the late Mr Abu Kamara , the party's Parliamentary nominee for Yapei-Kusawgu constituency, in the Election 2020 who was killed last Friday in a fatal car accident.
This is in line with Section 4 of the Public Elections Regulations 2020, C.I. 127, which states that: “Where at the close of nominations, but before the election, one of the candidates dies, a further period of 10 days shall be allowed for nominations.”
This decision was taken by the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) at its meeting on Sunday, October 18, 2020, in line with Article 12 of the NPP Constitution.
The National Executive Committee of the New Patriotic Party also, in accordance with Article 10(10)(1) of the Party Constitution, empowered the National Steering Committee to find a replacement for the party’s Parliamentary Candidate for Yapei-Kusawgu, Mr. Abu Kamara, who sadly lost his life, together with two others on Friday, October 16, 2020, in a fatal car accident.
The party also wishes to place on record that it had officially notified the Electoral Commission of this sad development and requested for a 10-day extension of the nomination period in line with Section 13(4) of C.I. 127 within which period, the party shall file Mrs Ophelia Hayford as its Parliamentary Candidate for the Constituency. The party will equally do so to be able to file a new candidate for Yapei-Kusawgu.
Mr Abu Kamara has since been buried at his hometown, Larbanga, in the Savanna Region on Saturday, 17 October 2020.
He died in a car crash.