Kpone-Katamanso Assembly Members fights PM, MCE over council of state nominations

Kpone (GAR), Feb 11 GNA – Assembly Members in the Kpone Katamanso Municipal Assembly have locked horns with the Presiding Member(PM) and the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) over how nominations were made to constitute the Electoral college for the council of state elections.

The Assembly members including; the government appointees expressed their displeasure about how the process were handled.

In his response on the floor of the Assembly, Mr Solomon Tettey Appiah, Municipal Chief Executive(MCE) stated that, circumstances that led to their nomination into the electoral college was beyond his control.

He stated that an order was given from the top hierarchy of his party to have him and the Presiding Member take part in the council of state elections which was expected to come off on February 12, 2021.

Mr Tettey further appealed to Assembly members to exercise some restraint as leadership was working to rectify some of the challenges.

According to him, over the years, Assembly Members conveyed a meeting to nominate officers to form the Electoral College saying it did not happen this time.

‘These did not happen only in Kpone Katamanso, but across the country’ he admitted.

Mr George Ahingu, Assembly Members for the Hebron electoral area revealed that, leadership had violated the requirements of the 1992 Constitution and that the Municipal Assembly could be sued for such anomalies.

He noted that going forward Assembly members would not condone any form of flagrant disregard to the laid down principles of the constitution of the republic Ghana.

Source: Ghana News Agency



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