E/R: Fanteakwa South Booted Out Akufo Addo's DCE Nominee
The assembly members of the newly-created Fanteakwa South District Assembly in the Eastern Region has rejected to elect Mr. Ntore Agyarbeng, District Chief Executive nominee of the Fanteakwa South District Assembly.
Out of the total 25-member assembly, 10 of them voted "Yes" whiles 15 of them voted "No" which failed the nominee to get the required two-thirds of the total assembly members to become the District Chief Executive for the Fanteakwa South District.
According to the laws by the standing orders abiding the endorsement of a district chief executive, if the nominee gets half votes from the total member-assembly, there should be a rerun, meanwhile, Mr. Agyarbeng in his case, was not able to receive at least half votes from the total member-assembly as he ascertained 10 votes out of 25.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr. Eric Kwakye Darfour called for calm after misunderstanding arose by some sympathizers of the former Fanteakwa South NPP chairman, Mr. Ntore Agyarbeng and said to report the decision by the assembly members to the president of the Republic, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo - Addo.
"Nananom, what we have observed here today simply means the Fanteakwa South District Assembly Members are not ready for the coming developments". He added.
Meanwhile, before the election, Mr. Eric Kwakye Darfour, Eastern Regional Minister in his speech pleaded to assembly members to do well endorsing the nominee to enable the district's development which the assembly members disagreed.
Some aggrieved sympathizers of the former chairman pointed some assembly members who allegedly voted against the president's Nominee but the intervention of the police and the minister calmed down the situation.
Since the former chairman was not approved by the assembly members, is up to the president of the Republic to reappoint him or to appoint a different person per the standing orders.
Some of the presents who observed the function were: the Fanteakwa South Member of Parliament, Mr Okyere Agyekum, Fanteakwa North DCE, Mr Charles Oware Tweneboah, Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Eric Kwakye Darfour, Eastern Regional NPP organizer, Mr Justin Kodua, Road and Highway Minister, Mr Kwasi Amoako Attah and among others.