Writ of election24. ¡ª
- (1) For the purposes of every general election of Members of Parliament, and for the purposes of the election of Members to supply vacancies caused by death, resignation or otherwise, the President shall issue writs under the public seal, addressed to the Returning Officer.
- (2) Every such writ shall be in Form 1 in the First Schedule and shall specify the date or dates (referred to in this Act as the day of nomination) not being less than 5 days nor more than one month after the date of the writ and the place or places of nomination (referred to in this Act as the place of nomination).
- (2A) In respect of any group representation constituency, no writ shall be issued under subsection (1) for an election to fill any vacancy unless all the Members for that constituency have vacated their seats in Parliament.
- [10/88](3) Upon receipt of the writ, the Returning Officer shall proceed to hold the election in the manner hereinafter provided.
See how wonderful the GRC system is. A by-election needs to held only if ALL the members of the GRC vacate their seats. If 5 out of 6 members of the GRC resign or (God forbid) die, there is still no need for a by election under the law. In other words once we have the GRC system in place, we may never ever see a by election again....any MP vacates his seat will be covered by the rest.