Mr. Salia Robert, one of the only two aspirants, was killed when he was returning to Wa after campaigning.
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The exact time and perpetrators of the act are is still being investigated by the police.
However, Citi News source at the Police Command said the 48-year-old teacher of the St. Cecilia Catholic Junior High School was found dead with several gunshot wounds at about 8:30pm on Wednesday, February 26, by one Sadik Yakubu.
The motorbike of the deceased was also taken away by the assailants..
Meanwhile, the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Upper West regional hospital morgue pending Police investigations.
In a related development, the Supreme Court has directed the Electoral Commission [EC] to call off the much publicized District Assembly elections scheduled for March 3, 2015.
The EC was dragged to court by an aspiring Assemblyman, Benjamin Eyi Mensah, represented by Lawyer Alex Afenyo Markin.
According to Eyi Mensah, a fisherman, he was denied an opportunity to file his nomination despite meeting all conditions to contest, but the EC closed nominations before the maturation of the Constitutional Instrument (CI) 85.