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02.05.2009 Politics

Adansi North Assembly confirmed DCE

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Fomena (Ash), May 1, GNA – Alhaji Abdul Latef Majdoub, the President's nominee for Adansi North as the District Chief Executive (DCE), was a shade lucky when he secured the exact two-thirds majority votes to gain his confirmation by the assembly.

The nominee went into the confirmation process against the background of newspapers publication that some NDC activists opposed his nomination because “he is a foreigner, has not contributed much to the Party and cannot help to change the fortunes of the district”.

Thirty-four assembly members voted in his favour whilst 16 voted against at the meeting of the assembly held at Fomena on Thursday and attended by the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Opoku Manu, the NDC Regional chairman, Mr Daniel Ohene Agyekum and Nana Abu Bonsrah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Fomena.

The assembly had earlier elected Mr Prince Abu Bonsrah, assembly member for Ayaase as the Presiding Member (PM) after four rounds of voting during which his contestant, Mr George K. Boateng withdrew before the last round.

Addressing the assembly, the Regional Minister, expressed his appreciation to the various assemblies in the Region who have honoured the President by confirming their DCEs.

He pointed out that the concept of district assemblies was a vehicle for local development and that people should not introduce partisan politics into the confirmation of DCEs.

Mr Opoku Manu advised assembly members to be development-oriented instead of allowing party affiliation to divide their ranks.

Nana Abu Bonsrah, the MP, on his part told the assembly members that the paramount issue was the development of Adansi State and said “whatever politics we play should end on the development of Adansi State”.

In his acceptance speech, the DCE called for prayers and co-operation from the entire assembly members to enable the District to move forward in development.

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