The endorsement of the President’s nominee for Assin South, Madam Felicia Amissah, as the new District Chief Executive (DCE) of the area nearly turned bloody Thursday morning as some assembly members were were blocked from entering the voting hall.
This comes after Assin South District Assembly on Wednesday, September 29, failed to endorse Madam Amissah as DCE of the area.
The nominee pulled 21 votes of the 36 total votes cast by the Assembly with 12 ‘no’ votes and three rejected ballots and therefore failed to obtain the required two-thirds majority to get the nod.
Another voting which was rescheduled for today was characterised by violence as some Assembly Members suspected to be sympathisers of the opposition NDC were prevented from entering the Methodist Church where voting was taking place.
Eyewitnesses say the aggrieved members were met with force by the police, military, and professionals from other security agencies when they tried to enter the hall.
The members numbering about 15 quickly headed to the entrance of the Assin South District Assembly, poured libation, and invoked the spirit of the Pra River as they hurled curses on the security men and the government officials who were behind their frustrations.
Some of the disgruntled members also blamed Mrs. Justina Marigold Assan, the Central Regional Minister, who was unhappy with the results of the election during the previous confirmation event.