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24.04.2009 Politics

Central Gonja Assembly fails to confirm President’s nominee

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Buipe (N/R), April 24, GNA - Mr Issifu Sualisu Euribi,

President's nominee for District Chief Executive (DCE) for Central

Gonja, on Thursday failed to get the two thirds majority by the

assembly to confirm him as the DCE.
In an election by the 32-member assembly in which he was highly

tipped to be overwhelmingly approved, he polled 20 votes in his

favour, as against 11 with one spoilt ballot paper.

After the declaration of the results by the electoral officer, an

irate youth demanded that the spoilt ballot should be declared in his

favour to which the Electoral Official declined.
The nominee is therefore to appear for confirmation again within

ten days.
The Assembly earlier on took over four hours of intensive

lobbying to get one of the two assembly members, namely Frankie

Agbozo and A. K. Kanamu contesting for the post of Presiding

Member to step down for the other.
Mr. A. K. Kanamu finally stepped down for Mr. Agbozo who in

an election polled 21 votes to 11 to be elected as the Presiding

Member of the Assembly.

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