Assembly Members in the various Municipal, Metropolitan and District Assemblies in the Ashanti Region over the week confirmed most of the President’s nominees for the position of Chief Executive.
Mr Michael Amoah Darko, the nominee for Atwima Nwabiagya was on Friday confirmed to represent the President in the District.
But this was without a first round of breadth taking and what appeared to be a surprise for the nominee and his supporters as he was short of just one vote to attain two thirds of the total votes cast.
After the first round, the District Electoral Commission Officer Mrs. Fati Kairo announced that the YES votes were 35 while NO votes were 19, adding that since the nominee was short of only a vote to garner the two thirds majority, she would leave the House to determine whether they would go into a caucus meeting or would want to vote on another day.
After the caucus meeting by the House, they unanimously agreed to vote again same day. After the second round of voting, Mr. Amoah Awuku had 42 votes in his favor as against 12 NO votes.
The newly confirmed DCE promised to do everything in his power to raise the development status in the district. He called on all persons to help him as the district is paramount to any individual’s interest.
Atwima Nwabiagya now joins the Adansi North, Asante Akim South, Sekyere South and Atwima Kwanwoma districts who have confirmed their President nominees for the post of Chief Executive.
The Bekwai, Obuasi and Offinso Municipal Assemblies have also confirmed their nominees for the Chief Executive positions bringing the number to eight the number of nominees who have sailed through while the Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly failed to confirm their DCE Nominee.