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The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO), says it is deploying 15 observers for the Tuesday, June 27, 2023 by-election in the Assin North constituency of the Central Region.
The deployment, according to CODEO, is in part fulfillment of its mandate to mobilise citizens of Ghana to actively participate in the electoral process and to complement the efforts of the Electoral Commission in ensuring transparent, free, fair and peaceful elections
A statement issued on Friday, June 23, 2023 by the coalition said 13 of the observers would be deployed to 13 polling stations within 12 purposefully selected electoral areas, while the two others will be roaming observers on election day, with one of them observing proceedings at the collation centre.
“They will observe the polling station set-up, voting and counting procedures, and also file reports on any incidents they observe throughout the day,” the statement said.
Three candidates are contesting the seat, declared vacant by the Electoral Commission after the Supreme Court annulled the election of Mr. James Gyakye Quayson of the National Democratic Congress in the 2020 elections.
The candidates for Tuesday’s by-election are; Charles Opoku of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernice Enyonam Sefenu of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), and James Gyakye Quayson of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).