June 23, 2024
P.O.Box 613ER Gombilla House, Lamashegu Market, Tamale, Northern Region

All Set For District Assembly Elections Today

Polls open today for the election of District Assembly and Unit Committee members across the country.

The Electoral Commission (EC) has said over 66,000 candidates have registered to contest the polls.

Out of the figure, 18,755 are vying to become assembly members, while 47,502 want to be Unit Committee members, totalling 66,257 candidates.

They will be seeking election in 6,215 electoral areas across the 216 metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs).

Out of the 18,755 candidates vying to become assembly members, 6,215 will be elected to serve in the 216 MMDAs, in accordance with section 5(1)(b) of the Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462).

For the unit committee members, 31,075 will be elected out of the 47,502, given that each electoral area has five-unit committee members.

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