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Late Mfantseman MP’s wife Ophelia Hayford tipped as NPP’s replacement

The wife of the slained Member of Parliament (MP) for Mfantseman, in the Central Region, Ekow Kwansah Hayford, has been tipped as the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) candidate in the 2020 Parliamentary election in the area.

Ophelia Hayford, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) was reportedly selected at a meeting of the NPP on Tuesday, Graphic Online has gathered.

As an ASP, Graphic Online has also gathered that she has reportedly sent her resignation letter to the Police Administration.

The NPP is expected to make the announcement later.

Mr Ekow Kwansah Hayford, hitherto, the NPP’s Parliamentary nominee for Election 2020 who was killed last Friday by suspected armed robbers had filed his nominatino with the Electoral Commission on Thursday, October 8, 2020.

In line with Section 4 of the Public Elections Regulations 2020, C.I. 127, which states that: “Where at the close of nominations, but before the election, one of the candidates dies, a further period of 10 days shall be allowed for nominations,” the NPP then initiated the move for a replacement.


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