Sekyere East fails to elect New Presiding Member


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Gideon D. Ebbah, GNA

Effiduase (Ash), Jan
24, GNA – The Sekyere East District Assembly in the Ashanti Region has failed
to elect a Presiding Member (PM) for its newly-inaugurated Assembly after two
rounds of voting.

The 39-member
Assembly for the first and second attempts, could not elect a clear winner, as
none of the two candidates Mr Emmanuel Adjei Baafi, the immediate past PM of
the Assembly and Mr. Ebenezer Opoku, the Elected Assembly Member for the Effiduase
South electoral area in the District, could secure the mandatory two – third
votes to become the winner.

In the first
election held at Effiduase in the same District, Mr. Baafi, also the Assemly
Member for the Ntunkumso electoral area, polled 15 votes while Mr Opoku had
votes, there were two spoilt votes.

The second voting in
the same day, also saw Mr. Baafi getting 20 votes while Mr. Opoku got 18.

Following the two
unsuccessful voting attempts, the next election has been scheduled for the next
10 days.

Madam Mary Boatemaa
Marfo, the District Chief Executive (DCE) during the inauguration of the
Assembly at Effiduase urged the Assembly Members to continue working to meet
the development needs of the people in the electoral area.


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