The Electoral Commission has set April 5, 2016, to conduct a by-election in the Abuakwa North constituency of the Eastern Region.
The emergency polls have been scheduled in accordance with Article 112(5) of 1992 constitution which states the immediate replacement of a sitting member following his death.
The Member of Parliament for the area, Joseph Boakye Danquah, was allegedly killed by 19 year-old Daniel Asiedu, at his Shiashi residence in Accra, on February 9, 2016.
Asiedu told the police he had gone to the MP’s house to rob him and instead ended up killing him after the victim struggled with him.
Burial arrangements for the MP are yet to be announced.