Friday 24th January, 2020
Stanley Awalime, GNA
Sogakope (VR), Jan.
24, GNA – The South Tongu District Assembly will elect a new Presiding Member
for the eighth Assembly after 10 days following two rounds of voting without a
Five contestants for
the position of a Presiding Member, Madam Victoria Dzeklo, Mr. Edward Kekeni,
Mr Christian Tordzro, Mr Rapheal Darkpo and Mr Mensah Kudzo failed to attain
the 40 votes minimum required to get a winner for the position.
Dzaklo who got 19 votes and Mr. Edward Kekeni, 25 votes were the only
contestants that got the highest votes in the first round of voting and were
selected for another round of election.
The two contestants
failed to get the 40 votes maximum in the second round of election with Madam
Dzaklo garnering 32 votes and Mr. Edward Kekeni, 25 votes.
The election took
place at South Tongu District Assembly after a one-hour break immediately the
Assembly was inaugurated by Mr. Derek Oduro, Deputy Minister for Defence.
The election was
supervised by the Electoral Commission.
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