Talensi seat vacant; By-election in the offing

The Speaker of Parliament has declared the Talensi seat vacant following the stepping down of the Member of Parliament there, Robert Nachinab Doameng Mosore.

The MP stepped down after he was enskinned Paramount Chief of Tongo in the Upper East Region a month ago.

Per the country’s laws, a chief is not supposed to take part in active partisan politics.

There was controversy shortly after his enskinment with the Majority in Parliament demanding that he steps down for a by-election to be held but the Minority argued the MP must fulfill all the necessary legal processes of becoming a chief before announcing his resignation from Parliament.

Joy News’ Parliamentary correspondent Elton John Brobbey reported Tuesday there was a meeting between the Speaker of Parliament and the Talensi MP during which the MP notified him that he was going to step down.

Robert Nachinab Doameng Mosore has since submitted his letter of resignation to Parliament which was read out on the floor of the House.

Speaker Edward Doe Adjaho subsequently directed the Clarke of Parliament to notify the Electoral Commission to begin proceedings for a by-election to be held.

The EC will soon announce a date for the by-election to be held.

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