Four persons had filed to contest the Council of State election in the Eastern Region when nominations closed on Thursday, February 5.
They are; Mr Paa Kofi Ansong, a businessman, Mr Ernest Amemakuse Mawufemor an entrepreneur, Mr James Amanor Ossom, a Mechanical Engineer and Mr Francis Tetteh Citizen, a Librarian.
Mr Asirifi Young, Deputy Eastern Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, said the venue for the regional election would be communicated later.
The contest to select a representative for the Council of each of the 16 regions would be held on February 12.
It would be held in accordance with regulations made by the Electoral Commission under article 51 of the 1992 Constitution, by an electoral college comprising two representatives from each of the districts in the region nominated by the District Assemblies in the region.
The 1992 Constitution provides for a Council of State to counsel the President in the performance of his functions.
Consequently, the President, in consultation with Parliament, is to appoint among, others, three persons with each having previously held the office of Chief Justice; Chief of Defence Staff of the Armed Forces of Ghana; and the office of Inspector-General of Police, respectively.
Additionally, the President is to appoint 11 persons to the Council.
The President of the National House of Chiefs is also a member.
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