The Electoral Commission (EC) has on Friday issued a statement announcing July 7, 2015 as the date on which the Talensi Constituency bye-election will be held.
This comes after the seat wasby the Speaker of Parliament Edward Doe Adjaho following the resignation of Hon. Robert Nachinab Doameng Monsore as MP after he was enskinned the Paramount Chief of the Tolon Traditional area in the Upper East region.
The seat would be hotly contested as holders New Patriotic Party (NPP) will be seeking to retain it while the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) is working around the clock to snatch it to consolidate their numbers in Parliament.
The Talensi seat was a stronghold of the NDC until Hon. Monsore unseated the incumbent Hon. John Akologu Tia