Assembly votes to reject President’s nominee

Ejisu (Ash) Dec. 16, GNA – The Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Assembly has voted to reject the nomination of Mr. Kwaku Afrifa Yamoah Ponko, as Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area.

Forty-one (41) of the members said they were opposed, while 25 others backed him in an election supervised by the Electoral Commission (EC) amid heavy security presence.

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. Peter Anarfi-Mensah, was on hand to observe things for himself.

The re-nomination of Mr. Yamoah Ponko, immediate past MCE by the President, has generated so much heat and division among members of the ruling party in the area such that its Parliamentary Candidate, Madam Gloria Huze, had even been suspended.

Earlier, the 66-member assembly elected Mr. Ansah Sasraku as its Presiding Member (PM).

This was after his only challenger, Mr. Michael Owusu, had withdrawn his nomination.


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