Surviving spouse of the murdered Mfantseman Member of Parliament, madam Ophelia Hayford has today, Tuesday, October 20, 2020, submitted her nomination forms to the district office of the Electoral Commission.
After much deliberations, she (Ophelia Hayford) now had the opportunity to submit her parliamentary nomination forms to enable her to contest in this year’s Parliamentary and Presidential elections organized by the Electoral Commission on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Mr Yaw Berchie Nuako, the NPP’s First Vice-Chairman for the constituency, told CITI NEWS. According to him, he was speaking on authority that Madam Ophelia Hayford has submitted her forms to the Electoral Commission as the NPP’s parliamentary candidate.
“I am speaking on authority from the party that, the wife of the late MP, Ophelia Hayford has been endorsed by the party, and she is succeeding the husband as our parliamentary candidate, and she has today filed her nomination to contest the upcoming elections at the District Office of the EC at Saltpond. She had many members of the party and sympathizers accompanying her to file her forms.”
He further added that currently, the enormity of support she has received is very overwhelming, hence they had to walk through the principal streets of Mfantseman to get to the district office of the Electoral Commission.
“We had to walk through the principal streets of Saltpond to the EC’s office due to the number of supporters. The party is now solidly behind her to win the seat to grace her late husband”.
The regulation stipulates that in the eventuality of a death of a candidate who has filed nominations already, and the nominations have been closed, a 10-day extension is given for nominations.
SOURCE: ONESIPHORUS OBUOBI