President Nana Akufo-Addo’s nominee for the Asokore-Mampong Municipal Chief Executive has been rejected by Assembly Members.
The nominee, Alhaji Alidu Seidu, failed to secure two-thirds of the vote cast.
He had seven of the 15 Assembly Members voting for him while eight voted against him.
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The vote also meant that he fell short of getting 50 percent of the vote cast to trigger a second round of voting.
The president would have to re-nominate him for another voting to take place or nominate a new person for the position.
The rejection of the Mr Seidu follows a nationwide resistance to some of the president’s nominee for MMDCEs.
Prior to the voting, there was intense lobbying by the Ashanti Region Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, for the Assembly Members to endorse the president’s nominee.