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07.02.2009 Social News

Seven, ready to contest Council of State in Western Region


Seven people have returned their nomination forms to the Electoral Commission (EC) to contest the election to represent the Western Region on the Council of State.

They are Madam Georgina Bus-Kwofie, a 74 year old retired educationist and former District Chief Executive of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) and Ahanta West District, Mr William Kojoe Thompson 80 year-old retired administrator, Mr Edward Ansah Bartey 70 year-old retired administrator and Mr Kaku Sagary Nokoe, a 59-year old lecturer.

The rest are Mr Kwabena Asante, a 59 year-old social commentator, Mr Francis Mensah, a 69-year old retired teacher and George Kofi Dadzie a 55 year- old Operations Manager.

Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Sekondi on Thursday, Mr. Steve Opoku-Mensah, Western Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), said all the applicants have the requisite qualification to be Council of State members.

He advised the contestants to show up at the Electoral College on the day of the election and should not do anything that would cause violence during the election.

Mr Opoku-Mensah also urged them to accept the outcome of the election since only one person would be elected for the post.