A group called Concern Assembly Members of the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly in the Central Region has returned some monies which were received as gifts from the Cape Coast MCE, Mr. Ernest Arthur, after they rejected him.
Arthur was rejected for the second time by the Assembly Members on Wednesday night (October 6) after he failed to secure the two-thirds majority endorsement.
He polled 40 out of the 65 total valid votes cast representing 61.5 percent, but needed an additional four votes to gain the two-thirds majority.
At the first voting, he had 34 out of the 65 votes cast, and even though he had been able to gain six additional votes, he needed an extra four to sail through.
But after his rejection by the Assembly Members, have returned the GHS 2,000 allegedly paid to each of them by the former MCE.
They explained that the president’s nominee, Mr. Ernest Arthur, gave them money as a gift but since they kicked against his nomination, they had to return the monies to him.
Addressing a press conference in Cape Coast, the spokesperson of the group, Usman Abbam Egyir who is also the Assembly Member for Kakumdo Electoral Area stated that they rejected Mr. Arthur for the lack of transparency and disregard for elders, the Assembly Members, and the people of Cape Coast.
“We will do everything in our power to protect the peace we are enjoying in the region”, he stated.
All attempts to speak with Mr. Ernest Arthur for his side of the story proved futile.